Nick Young Burgled During Lakers Game, $100k Worth Of Items Stolen

Nick Young has revealed that his home was robbed while he played for the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center.

The basketball star has claimed that around $100,000 was taken from him, as they ransacked his abode before taking off with his clothes, shoes, jewellery, and luggage.

The incident took place on Sunday as he competed for the Lakers during their 103-93 win over the Orlando Magic.

He re-entered his home after that performance to find that his upstairs window had been broken. After Lakers practice on Monday he stated, “I came in, I seen my drawers and everything open and clothes all over the floor and the glass was broken from the window.”

Young continued, “I think they knew that I had a game that day, I think they scoped it out a little bit. Obviously they knew nobody was in the house and they knew we had a game. So, they came at the right time.”

The athlete was clearly shaken up by the ordeal as he admitted that he checked into a hotel after informing the police about the burglary. “I didn’t feel safe no more,” Young noted. However, he also complained that even though he called the police at 2am, they didn’t arrive until between 4am and 5am.

Unfortunately, Young admitted that even though his homeowners insurance will cover most of the items stolen, there is one particular article that he was particularly disappointed to see had gone. “They got me, man. They stole my Yeezys, too, man,” he exclaimed. It’s believe that these shos normally go for around $6,000.

However, it could have been worse, with Young admitting, “I was just happy no one was in the house when they was breaking in,” while he already has a solution to make sure that it doesn’t happen again: “I’m going to have to get a guard dog or something.”

Back in 2007, Antoine Walker was robbed by two intruders at gunpoint as he entered his home. The pair stole around $200,000 worth of materials, and were linked to a similar incident that involved Eddy Curry, another NBA player. Discussing this ordeal, Young confirmed, “I’m just glad that I dint’ have to be in that situation, really. I don’t know what I would have [done].”

Between 2005 and 2006 a spate of Liverpool soccer players returned home to find that they had been robbed while they contested matches. These included Dirk Kuyt, Pepe Reina, Daniel Agger and Jerzy Dudek.

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