Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Nick Young thinks he can win MVP. Or sixth man. Or….

The NBA is just more fun with Nick Young in it. Like when he said his there’s no tattoos on his right arm because that’s just for buckets. Or he makes the rookies call him special names.

In the worst Lakers season ever, he was one of the only bright spots. He has become sort of a folk hero in L.A.

Swaggy P was not the center of attention at Lakers’ media day (that Kobe Bryant guy is back and a lot of people wanted to talk to him) but Young was vintage Young, as you can see from the quote below.

Kobe Bryant believes he can play beyond contract extension

When Kobe Bryant was a rookie, he said he’d be retired and on a beach overseas at age 35.
Kobe is now 36.

As recently as two years ago, Kobe confirmed that retired-by-35 timeline was “still probably accurate.” Entering the 2012-13 season, Kobe wondered aloud whether three more years was too many for him.

Well, here we are entering year three since, and Kobe is still playing.

He signed a two-year contract extension that begins this season, and many thought that would take him to retirement.

But he’s not committed to that timeline.

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