TAG: Nick Young

Smack / Oct 15, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Nick Young Comes To Iggy Azalea’s Defense During Feud With Snoop Lion

Iggy Azalea, Nick Young

It seems like the only thing we love talking about more than Nick Young is the affable Los Angeles Laker’s relationship with Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea. So that Young has become involved in the social media feud between his girlfriend and Snoop Dogg/Lion? It’s a development that makes for ideal Dime blogging coverage – or something like that. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 13, 2014 / 5:30 pm

The Top 20 Shooting Guards In The NBA Right Now

James Harden, Klay Thompson

The NBA is a point guard driven league. Look at personnel on the top teams in the Association. With just a couple exceptions, the best teams in the league have stellar point guard play. After the point guard position, the power forward position is emerging as the deepest talent pool in the league.

What’s been lost in the NBA is great play from the shooting guard position. Having a great shooting guard isn’t a necessity anymore. Just look at the San Antonio Spurs for proof. Gregg Popovich used a platoon of players at the shooting guard position last year, and none of them are superstars anymore. Danny Green is an elite three-point shooter, Manu Ginobili is past his prime but still a crafty offensive weapon, and Marco Belinelli can shoot it with the best of them, but struggles in other facets of the game. None of those guys – at least at this point in their careers – could carry the offense alone. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 8, 2014 / 11:15 am

Nick Young Offended By ESPN NBA Player Ranking

Nick Young

While he’s currently convalescing after fracturing his finger trying to swipe the ball from Kobe Bryant in practice, Nick Young will be rearing to go once the 2014-15 officially tips off at the end of the month. He’s even got some extra motivation after ESPN unveiled their 2014 NBA Player rankings. Read More »

instagram, Smack, Twitter / Oct 6, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Kobe On Nick Young’s Injury: “When You Reach, Then You’re Gonna Get Hurt”

Kobe Bryant

By now you’ve heard that the smiling Lakers guard — sometimes referred to as Swaggy P — Nick Young fractured his thumb while squaring off against Kobe Bryant in a scrimmage during practice. Rather than attempt to apologize for the incident, Kobe told Rick Fox and Reggie Miller on NBA TV’s “Real Training Camp,” that it was Young’s poor defense that’s to blame. Read More »

Video / Sep 30, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Nick Young Or Iggy Azalea? Kobe Chooses “Fancy” Singer Over Teammate

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USATODAY)

Perhaps Nick Young’s perpetual act is finally wearing as thin on Kobe Bryant as we all expected. In a series of rapid fire questions by Lakers reporter Mike Trudell, Kobe was asked to choose between Swaggy P and his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. Bryant’s answer? Iggy, of course. Read More »

Video / Sep 30, 2014 / 10:45 am

Nick Young Talks Kobe, Hazing Rookies, His Defense & More At Media Day

Nick Young

We’re pretty sure Nick Young was the perfect interview yesterday during Lakers media day. He was witty, bombastic, hyperbolic, continually self-referential, and basically a reporters waking dream during a day that can drag and turn monotonous for players and reporters. Not so with Swaggy P on the mic. He talked to the media about training with Kobe Bryant, hazing rookies and a hysterical — possibly farcical, it’s hard to tell — conversation he had with coach Byron Scott about the team’s defense. Read More »

instagram, Video / Sep 27, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Watch Nick Young Recite Some Swaggy P Poetry

Nick Young

Nick Young (photo. Instagram/swaggyp1)

Lakers guard Nick Young is many things, but he’s never boring. Unfortunately, he found himself with a lot of time to kill at the Lakers practice facility last night, and took got struck by the muse of poesy. Read More »

Smack / Sep 18, 2014 / 11:45 am

Nick Young Is Making Lakers Rookie Jordan Clarkson Call Him “Daddy Swag”

Nick Young

If sheer entertainment value is what the Los Angeles Lakers had in mind when signing Nick Young to a four-year, $21.3 million contract, then Mitch Kupchak and company are surely pleased with Swaggy P’s offseason performance. Whether it’s jet-setting with his superstar musician girlfriend, showing off his underrated hops, or playing pick-up with unsuspecting youngsters on the blacktop, Young has clearly made the most of his time off. Read More »

instagram / Sep 13, 2014 / 3:24 pm

Nick Young’s Son A Chip Off The Ol’ Pop-A-Shot Block (Video)

Nick Young Son

This makes perfect sense. Brash Lakers guard Nick Young recently uploaded a video of his son, “‘Lil Swaggy,” to Instagram. In the clip, the Swaggy-in-training is playing Pop-a-Shot and he can’t miss! Read More »

GIFs, instagram / Sep 12, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Video: #TBT High School Nick Young Dunks From FT Line

Nick Young

There are a lot things you can say about Lakers gunner Nick Young. He’s equal parts the pied piper of the NBA and the lovable goof with a gorgeous girlfriend and a lack of embarrassment that’s refreshing in this day and age. One thing you can’t say about him, though, is that he can’t sky. As a recent Instagram upload shows, it’s been that way since he was a teenager. Read More »