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Nick Young dunks on Dwight Howard

(Source: oakleyandallen)

"Is Nick Young gonna have to choke a Grizz?"
Nick Young put on his, ummm, “escort management" outfit last night for the post-game presser. And now you know why they call him Swaggy P. Perhaps he’s trying to reinvent Lob City and rename it Mob City.
Either way, I think looking like the offspring of Kid Cudi and Kanye West is a good look. 
@Suga_Shane

"Is Nick Young gonna have to choke a Grizz?"

Nick Young put on his, ummm, “escort management" outfit last night for the post-game presser. And now you know why they call him Swaggy P. Perhaps he’s trying to reinvent Lob City and rename it Mob City.

Either way, I think looking like the offspring of Kid Cudi and Kanye West is a good look. 

@Suga_Shane

In Case You Missed It Last Night…

Nick Young’s pre and post game Versace shirt. 

In the words of Chris Paul: “You gotta feel pretty good about yourself to wear that” 

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

In news unrelated to a certain NYK point guard, we saw a couple of great teammate combos last night.
Wizards SG Nick Young hit 7 out of 8 three pointers en route to a 35 point explosion, and teammate John Wall put up 29 points, 9 assists, 3 boards, 2 blocks and a steal.
The Kings were led by the streaking DeMarcus Cousins, who put up a monster game of 28 points, 17 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks. His point guard Tyreke Evans flirted with a triple double with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.

In news unrelated to a certain NYK point guard, we saw a couple of great teammate combos last night.

Wizards SG Nick Young hit 7 out of 8 three pointers en route to a 35 point explosion, and teammate John Wall put up 29 points, 9 assists, 3 boards, 2 blocks and a steal.

The Kings were led by the streaking DeMarcus Cousins, who put up a monster game of 28 points, 17 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks. His point guard Tyreke Evans flirted with a triple double with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.

That’s a lie. He was with me yesterday. He was with me last night. He was my Valentine.
— Gilbert Arenas, disputing Nick Young’s claim that he’s trying to avoid Gilbert ahead of their impending rematch. Young supposedly sat out the game with a bruised knee, but maybe it was a broken heart.

Brandon Jennings, Nick Young and other NBA players spend their off-season just like you would think they do, by playing a lot of basketball.

A lot of those off-season sessions have taken place at the HAX in Los Angeles this summer. Check the video for more.

It’s good to see Shaun Livingston ball out like this and this might also be the first time we have mentioned Nick Young on this blog. 

@Suga_Shane

See Chauncey’s face? That’s the face every Laker-backing gambler makes every time Derek Fisher takes a shot. 
Every year, it feels like one specific guy costs me a bunch of money. 
Last year it was Nick Young. Every time I had money on the Wizards, and the game went to the wire, it seemed like Nick Young would jack up a grotesque three, then turn the ball over, then turn it over again. I’m sure he didn’t, but gambling breeds irrational dislike. 
This year, the wallet thief seems to be Derek Fisher. Tonight, the Lakers were 2.2-1 to beat the Nuggets at home. By the end of the third quarter, it felt like good money, with the Lakers firing on all cylinders… apart from Fisher, who spluttered and sprayed like a busted exhaust pipe. 
(You feel like Derek Fisher earns his time, with his sporadic ability to initiate contact, and not fall for fakes. But does that really make up for his sloth-footed defense, and terrible shooting? The problem isn’t his shot selection either; he’s taking great shots. They just never go in). 
Because he’s not having a good year, it feels like Fisher has been solely responsible the last 10 times the Lakers have blown a big lead. That’s irrational, but it seems true. (But then, he’s ranked 207th in offensive efficiency and 292nd in defensive efficiency, so maybe it’s kind of true).
The upshot? Fisher always seems to work things out in the playoffs. So, obviously I’ll be dropping hundreds on the Lakers no matter what the odds. I assume I’ll recover all the cash Fisher lost me in the regular season.

See Chauncey’s face? That’s the face every Laker-backing gambler makes every time Derek Fisher takes a shot. 

Every year, it feels like one specific guy costs me a bunch of money. 

Last year it was Nick Young. Every time I had money on the Wizards, and the game went to the wire, it seemed like Nick Young would jack up a grotesque three, then turn the ball over, then turn it over again. I’m sure he didn’t, but gambling breeds irrational dislike. 

This year, the wallet thief seems to be Derek Fisher. Tonight, the Lakers were 2.2-1 to beat the Nuggets at home. By the end of the third quarter, it felt like good money, with the Lakers firing on all cylinders… apart from Fisher, who spluttered and sprayed like a busted exhaust pipe. 

(You feel like Derek Fisher earns his time, with his sporadic ability to initiate contact, and not fall for fakes. But does that really make up for his sloth-footed defense, and terrible shooting? The problem isn’t his shot selection either; he’s taking great shots. They just never go in). 

Because he’s not having a good year, it feels like Fisher has been solely responsible the last 10 times the Lakers have blown a big lead. That’s irrational, but it seems true. (But then, he’s ranked 207th in offensive efficiency and 292nd in defensive efficiency, so maybe it’s kind of true).

The upshot? Fisher always seems to work things out in the playoffs. So, obviously I’ll be dropping hundreds on the Lakers no matter what the odds. I assume I’ll recover all the cash Fisher lost me in the regular season.

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