It seems so obvious that it’s almost surprising you don’t hear about it more often. If you’re able to locate an NBA player’s house, you can tell when the player in question is away from that house just by picking up a pocket team schedule from any random convenience store. And if you are the type that wants to act like a jerk and break into someone’s house, all you have to do is time your jail-worthy offense alongside the player’s working night out.
This, apparently, is what happened to Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young on Sunday. With Nick offering a much-needed 26 points in a rare Lakers win over the Orlando Magic, burglars were allegedly working over his house, glomming onto $100,000 worth of Young’s belongings, according to Nick.
Sources tell us ... Nick came home after defeating the Orlando Magic at Staples Center around 11pm and noticed an upstairs window was broken.
We're told the scumbag (or scumbags) ransacked the master bedroom -- taking several expensive items ... including Louboutin shoes, jewelry, clothes, Louis Vuitton luggage and more.
Our sources say they believe the crooks were so bold, they walked right out the front door ... which was unlocked when Nick got to his home.
At Lakers practice on Monday, Young confirmed as much:
All reports seem to have Young, who will make $1.1 million this year, handling this with good cheer, but home invasions are incredibly frightening, and just because Nick works in a higher tax bracket than 99 percent of us, nobody deserves to have their life altered in such a way.
Hopefully a situation like this doesn’t result in many more copycat attempts, and we certainly hope NBA players don’t further resort to arming themselves to no end in an attempt to scare off would-be burglars.
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