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Lakers' Nick Young forced to do pushups after losing bet to courtside fan

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The Los Angeles Lakers gave their fans something to cheer about on Wednesday night as they snapped an eight-game losing streak with victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

There was one fan in particular, though, who had reason to cheer even before the two teams had tipped off - and it was at the expense of the Lakers' Nick Young.

According to ESPN reporter Tom Haberstroh, Young was forced to do pushups on the court during warmups after challenging one fan to make a shot from their courtside seat. Unfortunately for Swaggy P, the fan duly obliged.

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Young is well-known in the league as a player who likes to have some fun in and around the court and, even during the Lakers' tough runs this season, he has helped keep up morale.

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Yesterday's pre-game antics are just another example of that. 

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It wasn't a particularly eventful night for the 30-year-old swingman when the action did get underway against the Nets on Wednesday.

In just over 24 minutes on the court, Young registered just three points, two rebounds and one assist whilst shooting one of four from beyond the arc.

It is unclear how many shots the fan took to sink his long distance shot last night, but he may well have finished the night with a better percentage than the Lakers star.

Young won't mind too much about that, however, considering the LA franchise were able to put up their first W since February 4.

It was rookie D'Angelo Russell who led the way for the Lakers in the 107-101 win at the Staples Center.

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The 20-year-old point guard put up a career-high 39 points against Brooklyn - a season high for all rookies in 2015-16.

The victory, and Young's antics, can't hide another disappointing season for the Lakers, however. Beating Brooklyn marked just their 12th win of the campaign and they look set for a strong spot in the upcoming NBA Draft lottery as a result.

With their own fans making shots from the seats, perhaps they should look into some scouting a little closer to home before they cast their eye over the 2016 draft class.

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Pacific Division
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D'Angelo Russell
Nick Young

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