Posts Tagged ‘Nick Young’

Nick Young’s latest invention: Poetry Fridays

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Nick Young has given us plenty of All Ball fodder over the last year or so, and he continues innovating even on the eve of the NBA season. His latest idea? Poetry Fridays. Here is Nick in two videos rhyming about…banners or something? The highlight of the entire enterprise might be at the end of the second video, where Swaggy P’s son, Nick Jr. — an aspiring model in his own right — drops a guest verse.

NBA People Throwing First Pitches (Pt. 3)

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — All summer long, we’ve seen NBA players throwing out the ceremonial first pitches at baseball games. Not just major league games, and not just from active NBA players, but from NBA-related folks (coaches, retired players) all over the place.

I’ve been collecting these videos for a few months, and now we present them, all of them, in several parts, because there’s a lot to get through.

And so, here are a bunch of NBA people throwing out the first pitch at baseball games…

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE

CHANDLER PARSONS
CP went from Houston to Dallas this offseason, but before taking the court for the Mavericks, he took the mound for the Texas Rangers and may have thrown the best NBA pitch of the summer. (As he admits, he’s a former high school baseball player.)


VIDEO: Parsons pitch

JAMES HARDEN
Parsons’ former teammate James Harden spent his summer in Spain with Team USA, but before leaving stopped by an Astros game (while rocking jorts) to throw a first pitch…
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Catching Up With Nick Young

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s impossible to have too much Nick Young on the All Ball blog. I’m thinking about giving him his own category at this point. In the meantime, he does have his own tag, and you can get your Nick Young fix here.

Or, you can just watch the video below, where Lakers.com caught up with Swaggy P and found out how his summer has gone and various other swaggy tidbits…

VIDEO: Nick Young

Nick Young can’t turn off the swag

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Lakers guard and All Ball all-star Nick Young was in New York this week to take in part of New York fashion week, and if there’s anything we learned from Nick Young, it’s too expect the unexpected. So even when Nick Young is in town to take part in off-court activities, if he sees a court, he’s liable to hop out of his car and get in the game.

As Young wrote in the caption to this post, “Lol surprise some lil hoopers while driving thru these NY streets decided to stop and join they 3 on 3 … I had to swag on them tho #JustBecause #NYFW #BallIsLife #BasketballJones”

Iggy Azalea and Nick Young work on trick shots

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERNick Young is a longtime All Ball favorite, for his on court bravado and his off-court swag. (There’s a reason he goes by Swaggy P, after all.) He’s been dating pop star Iggy Azalea for a while now, and apparently Swaggy’s having an effect on her, because from the looks of this video Nick posted on Instagram of Azalea getting up shots in the Lakers’ practice facility, she’s got a few trick shots up her sleeve. She’s so fancy…

NBA players dominate kids

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — NBA players are the best of the best, elite athletes who have reached the peak of their sport, and perhaps even the top of the sporting world. They have honed their craft and skills to reach their place among the greats, and they will do whatever it takes to prove that dominance against any opponent, no matter the size or challenge that opponent presents.

But as we’ve seen several times the last few weeks, as good as NBA players are against their peers, they are absolutely dominant against children. Seriously, kids, don’t challenge NBA players.

For instance, here’s what happened when this kid recently tried to defend JR Smith one-on-one…

Or how about Jazz forward Jeremy Evans? He actually took on two kids, a boy and a girl, and broke one kid’s ankles then dunked on the other one…

And then there’s Chicago’s Joakim Noah, who takes on an army of kids and dispatches all of them…

But fear not, kids! Because every once in a while, even if it is a really rare while, one of the kids stands up for the rest and shows an NBA player that maybe they aren’t quite infallible. Just ask Nick Young

Nick Young’s basketball camp seems like fun

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — While we wait to find out what the future holds for Nick Young, the man known as Swaggy P has been busy at his eponymous basketball camp. And not only does Young lend his name to the camp, he gets out on the court with the kids, where Swaggy blocks shots…and — make sure you stick around for the last video — occasionally bites on a vicious pump fake…

Lakers fan posts billboard urging Nick Young to stay

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Almost exactly one year ago, the Lakers posted billboards around Los Angeles in an effort to get free agent Dwight Howard to remain a member of the Lakers. That may not have worked out so well (or maybe you think it did, all things considered), but it hasn’t stopped another Lakers fan from trying a similar tact. All Ball all-star Nick “Swaggy P” Young, the most entertaining member of the Lakers last season, recently opted out of his contract in order to become a free agent. And while he’s said he’d like to stay in his hometown, at least a few Lakers fans apparently agree with him. Check out this billboard featuring a gold-toothed smile urging Swaggy P to stay in L.A….

Nick Young tries being a ‘Starter’

By Jeff Case

Lakers star/swag master Nick “Swaggy P” Young turns 29 today, but on Friday, he got a little bit of an early gift.

Young was in Atlanta to tape an NBA Style segment for NBA TV (you can watch that here), and while he was in town, “The Starters” had him on set to take a crack at helping Leigh Ellis with the Tweet of the Week.

Swaggy P tried his best, but may need some more teleprompter practice …


VIDEO: Nick Young pays a visit to “The Starters”

 

Nick Young got his nickname from God

By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We learn more and more about Nick Young every day, and this is a good thing. We’ve seen him volunteer to coach the Lakers, throw out a wild first pitch, visit a hockey game, even unleash his swag too soon. But one thing I’d never thought to question was how he got the nickname Swaggy P.

As it turns out, according to a video Nick posted on his must-follow Instagram account, the nickname was a gift from God. Literally.