Would You Rather: Nick Young vs. Chloe

February 27, 2014 10:28 am PST
Would You Rather

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We asked Lakers small forward Nick Young and Laker Girl Chloe to answer a round of "Would You Rather" questions on a motley crew of topics. Here's what they had to say:

Q: Be stranded in the middle of the Sahara Desert, or in the middle of Antarctica?

Nicy Young

I can't be in a desert, man, there's too many snakes and no water. So I'm going to have to go to Antarctica. It would get crazy cold at night, but the cold couldn't slow my swagger too much. Plus my feet would get boils on the hot sand.

Nicy Young

The Sahara Desert, because I hate the cold and prefer the sun. I'd rather be hot than cold, basically. I'm from California, so that's part of it.

Q: Dance for Beyoncé or Justin Timberlake?

Nick Young

A: I'm gonna have to go with Beyonce. I'd get to see and look at Beyonce all day, but obviously with respect to Jay-Z. She would get the chance to practice more dance moves on me as well, but it's really more about me doing every kind of dance move. I'm like a Soul Train type of guy where you put me in the middle and just let me go.

Chloe

A: Oh my god, that's so hard... I really love both of them. But I think I'd have to choose Justin Timberlake. I'm not sure I'm good enough to dance for either of them, but I like JT's music just a little bit more. I've been a Justin Timberlake fan since I was seven years old, with a poster of him on my wall and everything. And you have to almost be born to dance for Beyonce, knowing how to move that way with how hard the music hits.

Q: Win a gold medal for Team USA for the skeleton, or curling?

Nick Young

A: Skeleton, most definitely. Curling is where they push the thing, right? OH wait... skeleton is where you go head first down the ice? No way, I'm changing my answer. I'm not doing anything that's called the skeleton. I almost didn't make it back alive from my China trip going down the huge slide, so I don't want to push my luck.

Chloe

A: I'm not sure I really understand curling. It seems boring, so I'd have to say skeleton... even though it does seem kind of scary.

Q: Make only enough money to live on while doing a job that has meaning to you, or be filthy rich with no need to work?

Nick Young

A: Filthy rich. I don't want to lie to you. I'm just chilling when I'm done playing. Swaggy P is over. If you want to find me, I'll just be teaching (my son) Lil' Swaggy things. Then I'll just buy things I'll use for that moment. I might just buy a team and pick guys from random parks and put them on the court... you know I might get fired the first year. Oh wait, if I'm the owner I can't get fired!

Chloe

A: Money doesn't buy happiness, but I'd rather be so rich that I don't have to work so I can use the extra time and money to help other people in need in the community and in third world countries.

Q: Sing your favorite song in front of sold out Staples Center, or perform a solo dance routine for one minute?

Nick Young

A: That sounds like a set up, like if I answer they're gonna make me do it one day! But I may have to just do my solo song. I might do "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson. Yeah.

Chloe

Oh, for sure a solo dance routine. No question. I'd do a jazz dance, probably to Pharrell's "Happy." I can't sing, so, there you go.

Q: Have Justin Bieber crash on your couch for a month, or become a member of the paparazzi forced to follow him around for a month?

Nick Young

A: I just want to see how Bieber lives one day, so I may want him to crash at the pad. He might tell me to egg someone's house or something, so I'd be down with that. The ladies like him, so it might be a good time for a day... but a month? But paparazzi outside my house? That's not a good look.

Chloe

A: I'd rather be a paparazzi. It'd be weird to have Bieber in my place, and I wouldn't want the paparazzi there. If I were the one taking pictures, at least nobody would know where I live. I could be off the radar that way.

Q: Be a USC Song Girl* or a Boston Celtics Dancer?

Nick Young

A: I like the color green for money, and I can't wear no UCLA gear and give Jordan (Farmar) that credit. But I definitely can't be caught in any Celtics gear! I'm a Laker man. That's history!

Chloe

Chloe

A: A USC Song Girl. I can't go against the Lakers, of course! I'd be interested to see what it's like to be on a college dance team, because I actually didn't make the UCLA dance team. It's a really small team, with only nine girls on it. I knew I wanted to be a Laker Girl eventually, but I was lucky to try out and made it during my freshman year.
*Chloe attends UCLA.

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Q: Travel back in time or see the future?

Nick Young

Nick Young

A: I'd have to go back in time and change a few things. Pretty much just go back to my high school days, to see some of the girls I haven't seen since high school. And I might go back to the ancient Greek times like in "300," fighting against the Persians and then just zap back to the present day if I was about to get killed.

Chloe

A: I'd go back in time to see how people lived in various eras. I'd love to experience the 1960's, mostly because of The Beatles. My parents have been into The Beatles forever, so I grew up listening to the music too, but I recently started taking a music history class on The Beatles, and now I appreciate them even more. I'd go Paul over John, by the way, even though it's tough. And I don't want to see the future.

Q: Live your life by the motto YOLO or Hakuna Matata (Drake vs. Simba)?

Nick Young

A: I'm going to have to go Hakuna Matata. I still watch "The Lion King" to this day, and I like having no worries for the rest of my days. That lines up with Swaggy P philosophy. YOLO is pretty big, but I'm going to live forever, so I don't need YOLO.

Chloe

A: I'd dance to Hakuna Matata in my family room when I was little, so I have to go there. I'm not outgoing in the YOLO way; I'm more of a go-with-the-flow person. Whatever happens, happens.

Q: Go to a movie by yourself or eat dinner at a restaurant by yourself?

Nick Young

A: Oh I don't know, that's lonely. At dinner, I could act like she's late, or I'm just getting it to go? It'd be kind of sad alone in the movie theatre.

Chloe

A: A movie. I've never been to a movie theatre by myself, but I want to. Nobody can really see you in a theatre, and usually at dinner, you're having a conversation with somebody, so that'd be awkward.

Q: Be stuck on a deserted island by yourself or with one other person you fully despise?

Nick Young

A: I'd have to be with somebody I hate. At least that would give me something to do. I could try to set up booby traps and stuff like that, you know? I'd end up creating somebody anyway if I were by myself, like Tom Hanks and Wilson. Eventually, the other person would start to like me and we could make a boat together.

Chloe

A: I'd rather be by myself. I don't really have a problem being alone, and I usually just go to class, do homework... the only time I'm never by myself is here at Staples Center with the Laker Girls. But if I eventually made up with the person on the island, then it'd be fine. Wait, are you saying we hate each other the whole time? I don't hate anyone, but if I were on an island with someone I hated, I'd try to make amends with them.

Q: Eat a bucket of maggots/dead flies/spiders or rappel all the way down the tallest building in Los Angeles?

Nick Young

A: Man! I can't eat no maggots! I'm afraid of heights too, but I gotta slide down the building. I thought you were gonna say a bowl of snot or the maggots and I had to pick. Like one of my teammates snot bowls! In that case, I'd have to take the maggots! I'd have to just chew them up, but that's a tough one. That's why I'm taking the building.

Chloe

A: I'd do the repelling. It's still a hard decision, but dealing with heights better than eating all of that. I'd consider eating the bugs for... $1,000. That might be enough. Or if the (people making me eat bugs) paid for a year of college, I'd definitely do it.

Q: Spend the rest of your life eating exclusively Jersey Mike's, or Yogurtland?

Nick Young

A: I'll take Jersey Mike's. At least I'd have the variety of ham, turkey, meatball, you know. Plus they have cookies too.

Chloe

A: Absolutely Jersey Mike's. First of all, I love Jersey Mike's, and while Yogurtland's great too, it'd be hard to get full enough off the yogurt. I'd need something of greater substance.