Video: Nick Young escapes July 4 firework injury

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Nick Young narrowly avoids firework accident
Tuesday July 5th, 2016

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It appears Nick Young had a very close call with a firework this weekend at a Fourth of July party he threw at his house in Los Angeles.

TMZ obtained video of the incident, in which Young picked up a lit firework off the ground and it exploded in his hand. He was unhurt, luckily.

The near-accident comes a year after Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul seriously injured his hand in a fireworks-related incident at his home in Florida. Part of his hand was amputated, and the injury nearly ended his career.

Watch the video of Young’s brush with danger below.

Young, 31, averaged 7.3 points as a reserve last season. He has spent the last two years with the Lakers.


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