A year ago, Jordan Young was on the brink of being the first NBA player to be named MVP.
But a week before that, Young lost his mother in a car accident.
The loss was hard on Young.
“I was like, ‘I know I can do this, but I have no money.
I have a job and I can’t pay the rent,'” Young told ESPN.
“It was hard, and I was scared to death.”
Young, who led the Knicks to the playoffs for the first time since 2008, lost a mother in the accident, and was told he was too young to be a nominee.
But Young, a five-time All-Star and one of the most popular players in the NBA, was still able to win.
Young said he didn’t know he was supposed to be voted in until he was approached by Knicks management.
He was shocked when he got a call from team president Phil Jackson.
“They told me that they had been watching me, and they were excited to see me,” Young said.
“The first thing that I asked was, ‘Are you going to vote for me?’
And I was like ‘Oh, what’s that?’ “
He was like: ‘Well, we just got a little bit of a problem.’
And he looked at me and said, `I want you to vote with your heart.'” “
He said, “‘Oh, that’s what you want to know, Jordan.’
And he looked at me and said, `I want you to vote with your heart.’
You just got it. “
He came in the locker room and said: ‘You know, you just got to vote Jordan.
You just got it.
You can’t get any more.
You’ve got to have it.
This is Jordan.
This isn’t the real Jordan.
I mean, he just went over to the guys and said he’d vote for you.” “
I said, [Jackson] said: `We’ve got your back.’
I mean, he just went over to the guys and said he’d vote for you.”
Young finished with 25 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in a 113-99 win over the Lakers on Nov. 22.
It was his fifth straight season with 20+ points, and it was the first of two consecutive MVPs for the 23-year-old Young, whose name was called in a tiebreaker with Shaquille O’Neal for the league’s scoring title.
But he didn