Posts Tagged ‘Nick Young’

Lakers have to revive Swaggy P after Jordan Clarkson dunk

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Los Angeles Lakers have had their struggles this season, but so far in 2016, everything is going great. The Lakers are not only 2-0, but last night they managed to beat the Phoenix Suns by 20 points, winning 97-77. During the game, Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson got loose and made an entry for this week’s #POSTERIZED Poll, when that happens later this week.


VIDEO: Clarkson Posterized

It was such a huge dunk, that Nick Young, a.k.a. Swaggy P, had to be revived on the sideline…

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Michael Jordan pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Kobe Bryant farewell tour rolled into Charlotte last night, the city that originally drafted Kobe before trading him to the Lakers. Today the Hornets are owned by Michael Jordan, the man who influenced Kobe both on and off the court. And while Jordan was unable to be in attendance at the game last night, he recorded the following video tribute to Kobe that was played on the scoreboard before the game.

As Kobe said after the game, he fully enjoyed the video

“It was awesome. It was awesome,” Bryant said. “He and I — as he said in the video — we talk pretty often. But it was pretty funny to see some of the reactions of my teammates. I was sitting next to Julius Randle before the game. He was like, ‘Yo, that’s amazing!’ I was like, ‘What?’ [He said] ‘That was Michael Jordan!'”

Bryant added, “We talk fairly often. I know he’s enjoying a little vacation time. I told him I was a little jealous. He said, ‘You’ll be here soon enough.'”

Also, Nick Young had an appropriately swaggy take on the tribute…

Jeremy Lin, Nick Young, Dikembe Mutombo speak out against wobbly tables

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We’ve all been there — you sit down at a restaurant to enjoy a nice meal, and the next thing you know, your food is rocking back and forth. Wobbly tables are widespread throughout the restaurant world, and Jimmy Kimmel managed to find a few NBA stars willing to speak out against this scourge. Here’s Jeremy Lin, Nick Young and Dikembe Mutombo speaking out against this important issue…


VIDEO: Kimmel table

Nick Young and Iggy Azalea are engaged

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Yesterday was Lakers guard Nick Young‘s birthday, which we celebrated with a commemorative post here on All Ball. But as it turns out, Nick celebrated his big day in a much more memorable way: By asking his longtime girlfriend, rapper Iggy Azalea, to marry him. Congrats to the swaggy couple…

She said yes. It's over man. I'm getting married!

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Happy Birthday Nick Young

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Welcome to an occasionally recurring feature here on All Ball, in which we celebrate the birthday of an NBA great by delving into the highlight vaults. And today we recognize the birthday of one of the All Ball blog’s favorite players, Lakers guard Nick Young.

Born in Los Angeles, Young played three years of college basketball at Southern Cal before turning pro and being drafted by the Washington Wizards. After five seasons in Washington, and brief stops with the Clippers and Sixers, Young ended up back home in Los Angeles as a member of the Lakers. A 6-7 swingman, Young plays with a shoot-first attitude. His confidence on the court is matched only by his confidence off the court, where he enjoys the self-popularized nickname Swaggy P and represents the best of the West Coast. He was also once almost killed by a dolphin.

To celebrate Swaggy P’s big day, let’s check out some of Nick’s greatest hits…


VIDEO: Inside Stuff w/ Swaggy P


VIDEO: Swaggy 3


VIDEO: Swaggy sideline


VIDEO: Nick Young serves as a tour guide in Hollywood

Nick Young debuts new, swaggy haircut

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Yesterday the Lakers discovered that Nick Young, a.k.a. Swaggy P, has a small fracture of the kneecap, which will continue to keep him out of action for the time being. But even the article from Lakers.com explaining the injury can’t keep the swag down, as this story notes that Young’s new hairstyle, “was the talk of practice.”

What hairstyle?

It’s quite a look, and there were some, including Lakers coach Byron Scott, who weren’t as supportive of the haircut as others…

Haters gonna hate…

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