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Nick Young

On 'Purge' Hoax:

'Thought I Was Gonna Have to Shoot People'

8/30/2014 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lakers star Nick Young thought he was gonna go into real-life survival mode after hearing that a real "purge" was going down in Chicago ... telling TMZ Sports, "I thought I was gonna have to shoot a couple people."

Of course, the "Purge" rumors were just a hoax -- with people trying to scare the public into thinking the "everything is legal for 24 hours including murder" plot from the "Purge" movies was going down in 2 major cities.

But Young didn't know it was a joke on Tuesday -- and tweeted as if it were real ... saying, "So they got a real life purge in Chi-town and Milwaukee that's crazy. We need to wake up for real if that's true."

Eventually, Nick realized he'd been had -- but you gotta hear what he says when we asked him about in L.A. last night ... pretty funny stuff.

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12 COMMENTS

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1.

iBetty    

He's Dumb like a lot of athletes obviously...

19 days ago
2.

toddpugz7111    

How stupid do you have to be to believe that would actually happen?

19 days ago
3.

Stiletto    

If it did happen...the amount of people on food stamps and unemployment would take a sudden and permanent drop.

19 days ago
4.

nicky s-dot    

he must be half a retard...

19 days ago
5.

nicky s-dot    

gay

19 days ago
6.

L.A. CONFIDENTIAL    

What an idiot. The day it does happen, you won't have time to tweet about it!!!

19 days ago
7.

Discordea    

Why he act 6 mont year old?

18 days ago

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