TAG: Nick Young

Video / Dec 13, 2014 / 12:30 am

Watch Nick Young Hit Deep Game-Winning 3-Pointer In Final Seconds Versus Spurs

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Nick Young (Soobum Im, USATODAY)

After a scorching first three quarters, Nick Young was mostly quiet throughout regulation and the first few minutes of the extra session on Friday night. But swag like his never goes completely cold. Watch Young give the Los Angeles Lakers a 112-110 overtime win over the San Antonio Spurs with a desperation 30-footer as the shot clock expired and the game clock ticked to seven seconds. Read More »

Smack / Dec 11, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Kobe Bryant Lashes Out During Lakers Practice: “We’re Soft Like S***”

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant might have finally reached his breaking point. Extremely displeased with his teammates’ intensity, the Los Angeles Lakers legend loudly lashed out during today’s practice. “We’re soft like Charmin. We’re soft like s***,” Bryant said. Read More »

Playground / Dec 10, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Video: Nick Young Step-Back 4-Point Play On Nik Stauskas

Nick Young

Last season, the Lakers’ Nick Young led the league, and set a franchise record, with seven successful four-point plays. Say what you want about Swaggy P’s outgoing personality, but credit should be given to the 29-year-old for his knack at positioning his body to create contact while still generating enough upper-body space to launch the long ball with decent accuracy. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Nov 29, 2014 / 11:35 am

GIF: Iggy Azalea’s Listless Reaction To Nick Young’s Late Three-Pointer

Nick Young

Ever since first falling for each other at Target, the romance between Nick Young and girlfriend rapper Iggy Azalea has continued to blossom. But when Swaggy P hit a big three-pointer mid-way through the fourth quarter of a close game against the Timberwolves last night, she didn’t seem too impressed. Read More »

Video / Nov 26, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Need Dating Advice? Nick Young Recalls How He “Got To Mackin” On Iggy Azalea

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Nick Young (photo. Forever 21 YouTube)

Want Nick Young’s ample swag to rub off on you? Heed the dating advice Swaggy P – the long-time beau of Iggy Azalea – offers in this (unintentionally?) amusing video courtesy of Forever 21. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 20, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Nick Young Defines “Swag” By Evoking Pop Legends Michael Jackson, Prince

Nick Young

We might just resort to a “Quote of the Day” post from Nick Young going forward – especially if his swag keeps rubbing off on the Los Angeles Lakers. After helping his team to a road win against the Dwight Howard-less Houston Rockets last night, Young clarified the definition of “swag” by evoking a pair of pop music legends. Read More »

Smack / Nov 19, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Who Is Nick Young’s Top 3-Point Shooter Ever? Himself, Of Course

Nick Young

Confidence is of utmost importance to athletes, and Nick Young might have more of it than any player in basketball. Asked to name his top-five three-point shooters of all-time, Swaggy P rattled off a list that included a few legends and a record-breaking pair of teammates. But who ranks first? Himself, of course. Read More »

Smack / Nov 18, 2014 / 11:45 pm

Nick Young On Lakers Win: “It’s Like My Swag Just Rubbed Off On Everybody”

Nick Young

It’s great to have you back, Nick Young. After helping the Los Angeles Lakers to 54 percent shooting in their 114-109 road win over the Atlanta Hawks in his 2014-2015 debut, Swaggy P said what we all were thinking: “It’s like my swag just rubbed off on everybody.” Read More »

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 »