Another professional athlete questions the sport of NASCAR

Los Angeles Lakers player Nick Young (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers player Nick Young (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers player Nick Young (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

NBA Lakers player Nick Young this week questioned whether NASCAR is really a sport. It’s the same kind of comment that got former NFL player Donovan McNabb in hot water with the NASCAR Nation recently.

McNabb upset the NASCAR faithful, along with many of the top drivers, last year during an appearance on Fox Sports Live. At the time Jimmie Johnson was only days away from winning his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup series title at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

McNabb was asked to rank the most dominant athletes over the last decade. He put Johnson third behind Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant.

The former quarterback then said Johnson isn’t actually an athlete. MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.