Alexis Jones said she and her mother were stopped in their vehicle at an intersection on Sunday night in Los Angeles when she said at least one of the two players made obscene gestures at the women, upsetting her mother.
Young denied the allegations after reports of the incident surfaced. Jones posted photos of the players in their car on her Instagram account, but neither was gesturing in the pictures.
"We've looked into the situation and spoken to Alexis Jones as well as to Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson. Based on these conversations, our conclusion is that there are different interpretations of what happened. We support Nick and Jordan and believe what they told us about the incident and their actions," the Lakers said in a statement.
"We also are supportive of Alexis and her feelings about what happened, about women's rights, and of the fine work Alexis is doing with her organization. I had several conversations with Alexis and her publicist, and tried to arrange a meeting between her, Nick and Jordan. Unfortunately, Alexis' schedule didn't allow for this to happen yesterday. We will also continue to stay in touch with her about the possibility of addressing our team about the important issues with which she's involved."
Jones, a USC graduate and women's equality advocate, was in Los Angeles to give a speech.
"We just kind of heard loud noises and I just thought it was boys being boys, being loud," Jones said Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times. "They were kind of reaching out of the car. So my mom said, 'Oh, my god' and I looked up and they were making very vulgar sexual explicit motions to my mom.
"My mom is a 68-year-old grandmother. It just totally shocked me and caught me off guard. My mom started bawling. It was a really scary, unfortunate situation and I got really angry."
Clarkson is a rookie. Young has spent eight years in the NBA with Washington, the Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia and the last three seasons with the Lakers.