Posts Tagged ‘Nick Young’

Kobe isn’t thrilled with the Lakers celebrations

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERKobe Bryant may be out for the season after shoulder surgery, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to go quietly.

But before we get to Kobe, let’s rewind to Sunday night, when the Lakers beat the Celtics in overtime, 118-111. The win was just the 14th of the season for the Lakers, and during Jeremy Lin‘s postgame interview, Jordan Hill and Nick Young showed up to blow off some steam, in funny fashion…


VIDEO: Lakers postgame

Back to Kobe. Last night, Bryant appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and Kimmel played Kobe the tape of Lin, Young and Hill. And let’s just say Kobe didn’t seem thrilled about it…

(via B/R)

That time a dolphin tried to kill Nick Young

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One day, if we are lucky, the All Ball blog may just become the Nick “Swaggy P” Young blog. I mean, we keep doing Nick Young stories, because he keeps giving us great stuff to write about.

Like yesterday when he told everyone about that time when a dolphin tried to kill him.

First, a little background: Nick’s girlfriend, pop star Iggy Azalea, started all of this on Monday when she tweeted…

Then, last night before the Lakers hosted the Denver Nuggets, Swaggy P talked to reporters and ESPN’s Baxter Holmes got to the bottom of things

“He was playing with everybody else, doing what dolphins do — the ‘ack ack’ and all that,” Young said. “It was my time to ride the dolphin. For some reason, he took me all the way to the bottom. He was trying to drown me. But I saw it happening so I jumped out of the water and took off the little life vest and threw off my little water shoes and stayed outside.”

Young said the dolphin took others around in circles but didn’t do the same when it was his turn to interact with it.

“He went straight down,” Young said. “He was trying to kill me. I think he was trying to get on Iggy. He was a little friendly, kissing her and stuff. He was trying to take my woman.”

And after that, if you read the source material, Young got fined by coach Byron Scott because he showed up late.

Swaggy P goes punk rock

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Look, why do we write about Nick Young? Because he has fun off the court, and he makes sure to chronicle it for the world via social media. In these videos, Swaggy P is inside some sort of department store with an unplugged electric guitar in hand. He appears to be calling this “band” either Dogs Of The Moon or Dog And The Moon (he uses both in captions). But he may have a brilliant idea in pitching Panda Express to become their new spokesperson/theme song composer…

(Dog and the Moon) album coming soon lol

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Panda Express I cAn be yall new spokesman… Holla at me (Dogs of the Moon)

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The Atlanta Hawks go showtime

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — On Sunday afternoon, the Atlanta Hawks hosted the Washington Wizards, in a game between the best teams in the NBA’s Southeast Division. Going in to the season, the Wizards were tabbed by many to win the division, but while their start has been slowed by an injury to Bradley Beal, the Hawks have surprisingly turned into one of the best teams in the NBA. I know, it’s shocking, but it’s real and the Hawks just keep on rolling — heading into yesterday they had won 21 of their last 23 games and lead the Eastern Conference with a 28-8 record.

So yesterday’s match between the Hawks and Wizards had some ramifications. But the Hawks took control from the start, weathered a run from the Wiz, and won it going away, 120-89. And it wasn’t just that the Hawks won, it was how they did it — the Hawks had a bunch of pretty cool highlight reel plays.

Let’s start with Kyle Korver, who is having an historic season shooting the ball. He leads the league in three-point percentage, shooting over 52-percent from beyond the arc. So when Korver has the ball, defenses pay attention. Which gives him the opportunity to do stuff like this…


VIDEO: Korver Pass

And then there’s second-year point guard Dennis Schröder, who has had a breakout season. With the shot clock running down at the end of the game, Schröder took a three to beat the buzzer, and he pulled a Nick “Swaggy P” Young…although Schröder had better luck at it…


VIDEO: Schröder Shot

The Nick Young and Jeremy Lin Show

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Yesterday we checked in Lakers guard Nick Young, who despite enduring a miserable season has continued to keep us entertained. A few hours later, at a Lakers all-access event, Young teamed up with Lakers guard Jeremy Lin for a full-on comedy routine, with a cameo appearance from Wayne Ellington. Thankfully, ESPN’s Arash Markazi was there to chronicle the entire thing…

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Nick Young can’t stop the swag

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We love Lakers guard Nick Young around these parts — the man known as Swaggy P who is at the very least always interesting. And for all his exploits, which you can read about here, he’s not afraid to take the big shots.

Last night in Portland, for example, after the Blazers tipped a ball into the backcourt, Nick trotted back, picked up the ball, took a couple of dribbles and drained the impossibly long Swaggy three at the shot clock buzzer…


VIDEO: Swaggy 3

Swaggy P’s epic Christmas gift

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With Christmas just days away, if you haven’t done your holiday shopping yet, you really better get on it. Because out in L.A., some Christmas shopping has already been completed…in pretty epic fashion.

Yesterday after a Lakers’ practice, Nick “Swaggy P” Young exited the Lakers’ practice facility to find a Christmas present waiting from his girlfriend, music superstar Iggy Azalea. That gift? a 1962 Chevy Impala, customized with a Corvette engine. What do you get for the guy who has everything? Iggy seems to have a pretty good handle on that…

My boo so dope!!!!! @thenewclassic thanks for the Christmas gift #LoveYou You Go Girl!!!! WestSide

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What do you get @swaggyp1 for Christmas? @thenewclassic found him something pretty good.

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Meet the Lakers new Swaggy sideline reporter, Nick Young

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Detroit Pistons, giving the Lake Show their fifth win of what has been a challenging season. After the game, the Lakers broadcast chose to honor Jordan Hill, who finished with 22 points and 13 boards, by making him the postgame interview. But what nobody expected was that the interview would end up being conducted by Swaggy P himself, Lakers guard and All Ball All-Star Nick Young.


VIDEO: Swaggy sideline

NBA Players in Halloween costumes

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Halloween has come and gone, which means it’s time once again to see what some NBA players went dressed as this year. We already checked in on the Oklahoma City Thunder, but let’s check out the costumes of some other NBA players…

LeBron James went as Flo from the Progressive Insurance ads…

Carmelo Anthony was…I don’t know what this costume is…

Happy Halloween #OfficerFriendly

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Paul Pierce was Captain America…

Deron Williams and his wife went as Khal Drogo and Khaleesi from “Game of Thrones”…

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Swaggy P plays tour guide in Hollywood

By Jeff Case

The L.A. Lakers will be without the services of Nick “Swaggy P” Young on the court for a few weeks after he had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. But, Swaggy P being Swaggy P, you can’t very well expect him to stay out of the L.A. limelight can you? Of course not. The fine folks over at Lakers.com tagged along with Young as he served as guide on a Hollywood bus tour though the city’s most famous sights.

And, as you’d expect, it’s a video you’ve just got to see …


VIDEO: Nick Young serves as a tour guide in Hollywood