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Memphis’ Sam Young had a bad day

May 16, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT

YOUNG_SAM

The Memphis Grizzlies did not have a great Sunday, with their fun run of a season coming to an end.

But no Griz player had a worse Friday than Sam Young.

First, for Game 6 Young lost his starting job to O.J. Mayo. Coach Lionel Hollins had seen the Thunder adjust and slow Zach Randolph, and he needed to find more scoring, so in went Mayo. (It worked, the spacing Mayo helped create was key to the Grizzlies Game 6 win.)

Then there was this, according to WMC television in Memphis (via Ball Don’t Lie):

According to a Memphis Police report, Young’s Chevy Camaro was stolen while he visited a walk-up ATM at South Main and Peabody Place. Witnesses saw a man with dreads drive away.

Police say the car thief might not have “scored” if Young had not left his car running.

Fortunately for Young, GM vehicles like his come equipped with the On-Star communications and security system. Police used it to track Young’s Camaro to the 1400 block of Breedlove in North Memphis. It was found unoccupied before being returned to the basketball star.

Lost his starting job and had his car stolen on the same day — Friday the 13th.

Young is owed some luck soon. Karma will balance out.

  1. trbowman - May 16, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    That photo must’ve been taken the same day all this happened.

    • memphismiracle - May 16, 2011 at 3:12 PM

      He is the oldest looking 24 year old ever. I think he and Oden are cousins.

  2. steelyres211 - May 16, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Who leaves the car running?

    • pepesmith88 - May 17, 2011 at 6:01 PM

      apparently sam young

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