NBA star Nick Young arrested from Hollywood

August 26, 2018

NBA player Nick Young had helped the Golden State Warriors win the title last season. Photo: AFP

NBA free agent guard Nick Young, who helped the Golden State Warriors win last season’s title, was arrested at a Hollywood traffic stop Friday night, according to multiple reports Saturday.

Young, a 33-year-old American swingman, was apprehended on obstruction of justice charges for refusing to cooperate with police, according to the Los Angeles Times, TMZ, ESPN and multiple Los Angeles television reports.

Young, nicknamed “Swaggy P”, has played 11 seasons in the NBA. He spent four seasons with his hometown Los Angeles Lakers before joining the Warriors last season.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Young was stopped for an unspecified traffic violation and released on $10,000 bail early Saturday morning.

Young, whose car was impounded, is scheduled to appear in Los Angeles municipal court on September 19.

Young averaged 7.3 points and 1.6 rebounds a game last season for the Warriors. For his NBA career, Young has averaged 11.4 points and 2.0 rebounds a game.