TAG: Nick Young

Smack / Jan 27, 2015 / 4:00 pm

Nick Young’s Anticipated Post-Kobe Life On Hold – He’s Out With Ankle Sprain

Nick Young

Nick Young has a plan for the Los Angeles Lakers now that Kobe Bryant is sidelined for the season’s remainder. Unfortunately for all of us, he’ll have to wait a bit for the chance to execute it. Swaggy P has been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Washington Wizards due to a sprained ankle, putting his team’s new offensive strategy on hold. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Jan 26, 2015 / 9:30 am

GIF: Let’s All Watch Nick Young Nod Off On Defense

NIck Young, Corey Brewer

Say what you want about Kobe Bryant and his shot-happy gunning, but he carries a lot of respect, so he expects his teammates to play their hearts out in order to keep pace. We doubt Nick Young would have gotten away with slouching through this defensive possession opposite Corey Brewer in last night’s 98-87 Lakers loss to the Rockets if Bryant hadn’t been sidelined with a torn rotator cuff. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 20, 2015 / 4:00 pm

Nick Young On 24-Point, 4-Board, 3-Dime Effort: “That’s A Triple-Double For Me”

Nick Young

Not all “stars” can fill the stat-sheet. The majority of NBA players occupy a distinct role on a team, whether it’s grabbing rebounds, blocking shots, nailing threes, or playing lock-down defense. But those with enough name recognition normally have it for a reason, and it’s because of the multi-faceted ways they effect a game. Nick Young, on the other hand, is a bit different – Swaggy P’s fame is far more about his carefully crafted persona and simply getting buckets than anything else. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 15, 2015 / 12:15 pm

Watch This Fantastic Kobe Bryant “Let It Go” Frozen Parody: “Let It Tank”

Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer

Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer (photo. Bleacher Report)

I hate musicals. Call it un-American or, as my family explains, “You’re just a toneless hater,” but I just don’t understand spontaneously breaking into song; I feel similarly about karaoke. But I’ve been listening and singing along to Bleacher Report’s “Let it Go” Frozen parody, “Let It Tank” — as sung by Kobe Bryant — for the last hour, and it’s incredible. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jan 7, 2015 / 11:45 am

Nick Young & Jeremy Lin Perform Abbott & Costello Comedy Stylings At Event

Nick Young, Jeremy Lin

During the 11th annual All-Access Lakers event at Staples Center on Tuesday night, Jeremy Lin and Nick Young were on a panel together and it quickly became evident the mismatched pair has a future in show business — or at least a running gig at the Improv on Melrose. Lin and Swaggy’s off-the-cuff patter and repartee worked incredibly well, as you’ll see. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 5, 2015 / 10:30 am

Nick Young’s Crossover & 180-Degree Layup

Nick Young, Roy Hibbert

Last season, Nick Young famously attempted a 360-degree layup on a drive that hit nothing but the top of the backboard, leaving viewers scratching their heads. On Sunday night against the visiting Indiana Pacers, Swaggy P saw a different result on an acrobatic layup, even though this time it came off a half-body rotation. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Dec 24, 2014 / 9:30 am

Nick Young On Kobe-Less Lakers: “Some Guys Played Like ‘DJango Unchained.’ They Were Free Tonight”

Ronnie Price, Nick Young

The Lakers shocked the NBA last night by defeating the league-leading Golden State Warriors, 115-105 at Staples Center without star Kobe Bryant. It was a strong all-around performance, and Nick Young alluded to the team playing like Quentin Tarantino‘s revenge flick Django Unchained, after the big upset without their star. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 20, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Video: Nick Young Elbows Steven Adams In Throat, Gets Ejected

Nick Young, Steven Adams

Nick Young is a “star.” Steven Adams is a goon. It’s no wonder a player that compares himself to Michael Jackson would be extra irked by the instigating Kiwi’s antics. As the two players briefly entangle during last night’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder, watch Swaggy P lose his considerable cool and elbow Adams in the throat – leading to his ejection. Read More »

Video / Dec 13, 2014 / 12:30 am

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

Nick Young

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 »