Sorry, kid: Rihanna’s got her eyes on another Laker jersey

The kid isn't the only one at Staples who noticed Rihanna noticing him.

Noel Vasquez

Nick Young isn’t just getting Kobe Bryant’s minutes while the Lakers star recovers from a torn Achilles tendon. He’s also getting the love from ladies, including pop stars Iggy Azalea and Rihanna.

Young, a 6-foot-7 guard in his seventh year out of USC, isn’t gonna be confused with Kobe — not with a career average of 11.4 points. But with Bryant out, he’s averaging 13.6 points and helping give the Lakers one of the highest-scoring benches in the league.

And he’s taking over the lead from Bryant in the gossip category.

Young said he had Rihanna calling his name — from her courtside seat, that is. Between the extra attention and his 21 points in Friday’s win over the Warriors, Swaggy P almost had as good a night as the kid who was sitting next to RiRi.

We’ll let Nick tell his story (skip to the 2:20 mark):

But the starlet Young’s been linked to isn’t Rihanna, it’s Iggy Azalea.

No, not Iggy Pop. Iggy Azalea. A 23-year-old rapper from Australia. Here’s her highest-charting song so far:

Anyway, she’s apparently been getting cozy with Young, judging from this Instagram:

Not sure that’s Swaggy P? Check out a better look at his tats.

Hurry back, Kobe. You’re the one who’s supposed to be getting cozy with Aussie hotties. When B-list ballers start stealing all the limelight, and 12-year-olds are putting the moves on Rihanna, it feels like the Lakers are headed for the draft lottery. Nick Young and Iggy Azalea? That’s so Clippers. Bring the Showtime back to Staples, and some A-list gossip back to TMZ. C’mon, RiRi’s waiting.