Report: NBA admits Nick Young travelled before game-winning shot

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Nick Young stole the headlines on Tuesday night as he stole a pass that was intended for his teammate Lou Williams and sunk a game-winning three as the L.A. Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

Swaggy P grabbed Brandon Ingram's pass and found the basket with just five seconds remaining to give the Lakers a two-point lead. The Purple and Gold went on to notch their eighth win of the campaign, but there was just one problem, and 99.9 percent of people saw it. 

Young travelled. 

The 31-year-old took five steps before releasing the ball but, unfortunately for Russell Westbrook and his Thunder team, the officials didn't make the call. 

According to Erik Horne of the Oklahoman, the NBA has since apologised for their blunder. He wrote: "The Thunder was informed Wednesday by the NBA that Nick Young committed a travelling violation before his game-winning 3-pointer with five seconds left in an 111-109 Lakers win, The Oklahoman has learned."

Young has since joked that he wants a steal added to his stats, but the shooting guard can count his lucky stars that the move didn't backfire massively and cost the Lakers the game. 

As it is, the 'Baby Lakers' sit above .500 and welcome the Warriors to the Staples Center for the third encounter between the two teams this season.

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