Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young has stepped forward to react to buzz NBA icon Michael Jordan’s son, Marcus, sparked by responding to rapper Kanye West’s “Facts” song.
Although he understands Marcus’ loyalty to his father and Team Nike, Young stood behind the Adidas-driven song.
“There’s nothing you could really say about the issue. What [Kanye’s] been doing with shoes and clothes, 2015 was Kanye’s year. I understand [Marcus] defending his pops but I think we won this year. Adidas won this year.” (Billboard)
Young also revealed how he heard about Ye’s name-dropping “Facts” anthem last week.
“I was on my way home, trying to get dressed for my New Year’s event and a couple of my teammates called and texted me [about the song] and I didn’t know what they was talkin’ about. I was like, ‘Y’all playin’, y’all lyin’, man.’ They sent me the SoundCloud [link] and I was like, ‘Aw, it’s over. I’m the man now.’” (Billboard)
Marcus Jordan laughed up Yeezy’s jabs toward his dad’s parent company, Nike, on Twitter Saturday (January 2).
On the song’s hook, Yeezy takes ample jabs at Jordan’s Jumpman sneaker brand.
“Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman/Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman (Yo!)” (“Facts”)