That. Was. Incredible. Seriously, that has to be the most appropriate ending to a game ever considering who was responsible for it. It's almost like it was stolen straight from a script. Well, not an overly successful game script, but definitely the script of some low budget sports parody where the egotistical, enigmatic character plays the "sympathetic" figure and gets rewarded for doing something ridiculously selfish at the worst possible point of the game. In a basketball movie that has the intent of getting laughs instead of tugging on the heart strings, Swaggy P's game winning dagger could be considered thee most perfect climax point.
Breaking on the ball like 'Neon Deion' during Prime Time? Intercepting his own teammate with the game on the line? Risking a traveling call by taking so many steps that you'd swear he was trying to get a head start in 'Kill The Carrier'? All of it leading to a contested, off-balance three? That's literally the only way that could have gone down if Swaggy P. was going to play the (anti)hero. You want to see Nick Young momentarily put your team on his back and lift them to victory then you have to be prepared for that second and a half where you put your hands on your head and have that quick look of horror on your face like you're watching the opening sequence of a scary movie. Live by the Swag, Die by the Swag. If Lakers fans want to feel as alive as they have felt in the last 5 years from watching the most unlikely source nail a game clinching triple then they needed to be at risk of their hopes dying a tragic, inexplicable death at the hands of this man...
P.S. Knowing that play was completely premeditated to the surprise of literally every other person on his team? Well, that only makes it so much more hilarious to watch...