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#441 8RingKobe

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Posted July 13, 2013 - 02:06 PM

At the least should be fun watching him.

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Posted July 13, 2013 - 02:07 PM

Sometimes watching Nick Young it feels like he's doing this to you




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Posted July 13, 2013 - 03:01 PM

"To get out there on the floor, I need to do the other things too -- defend, rebound," said Young, a natural scorer who has an 11.3 points per game average in just 23.1 minutes per game in his career, with a career-high 43-point game against the Kings in 2011. "I feel I can do those things. I'm still learning. I ain't reached my potential yet. There's things I just need to pick up along the way."

Someone he intends to learn from is Bryant. Standing 6-feet-7, 210 pounds, Young has a nearly identical frame to the 6-foot-6, 205-pound Bryant, and his game resembles that of the Hall of Fame-bound Bryant.

"Growing up in L.A., Kobe was my idol, really," Young said. "Just to have an opportunity to step on the court and to pick his brain and see how he carries himself day-in and day-out, that's going to be big for me."

Young's belief in Bryant is also a big reason why he still classifies the Lakers as "contenders" for next season, while many have tempered their championship expectations because of Bryant's Achilles injury and Howard's departure.

"You never know with that man, No. 24," Young said. "Him and Nash and Pau [Gasol], they’re still trying to get to that championship game and they're still fighting their hearts out to continue to be a contender. I guess you just got to have that mindset coming in here. Anything less than a ring for Kobe I think is going to be disappointing."



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Was really happy to see this.  Right mentality to have.  If he follows through with what he says he could have a breakout year for us.  That's at least what I'm hoping.

Less "WTF ARE YOU DOING!?!?!"

More "THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!"  

Cause up to now it's been more of the former than the latter. So I hope he stays true to what he says. :)


Edited by Majesty, July 13, 2013 - 03:03 PM.

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Posted July 13, 2013 - 03:29 PM

Dwight is probably the only guy I can really think of who played at a lower level than advertised with Kobe, other than maybe Metta. The exceptions being guys who were injured or guys at the very end.

From scrubs like Smush and Kwame, to guys like Fox, Horry, Fish, to the Arizas, and Sasha's and Farmar and long forgottens like Mo Evans and Powell.

This is going to be like JR Smith but with his contract, there is literally no pressure.

Matter of fact, he may have better stats than Kobe for the first couple of games and ESPN will post their stats side by side along with their paychecks.

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 05:45 AM

 

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 11:58 AM

Not a fan of his game but he's instant scoring off the bench...good acquisition and should help make the Lakers a potent team on the offensive end.

Has athleticism and length to defend 1-3 but does not stay focused or disciplined on that end of the court.


EXTREMELY good value for the money...


If we could have landed Barnes also, our 2-3 rotation would have been one of the deepest in the league...

Edited by GCMD, July 14, 2013 - 11:59 AM.


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 12:16 PM

Dwight is probably the only guy I can really think of who played at a lower level than advertised with Kobe, other than maybe Metta. The exceptions being guys who were injured or guys at the very end.

From scrubs like Smush and Kwame, to guys like Fox, Horry, Fish, to the Arizas, and Sasha's and Farmar and long forgottens like Mo Evans and Powell.

This is going to be like JR Smith but with his contract, there is literally no pressure.

Matter of fact, he may have better stats than Kobe for the first couple of games and ESPN will post their stats side by side along with their paychecks.

How dare you forget LARON PROFIT!!!!



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 07:06 PM

Now available per YouTube:

 

 


Edited by    , July 15, 2013 - 07:07 PM.

yo.


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Posted July 16, 2013 - 07:34 AM

So, apparently Nick Young's contract is for 2 years

 

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#450 Majesty

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Posted July 16, 2013 - 01:39 PM

so basically he can opt out of the second year and ask for more money depending on who we sign because if he doesn't opt out and returns for that price that gives us even more financial space

Edited by Majesty, July 16, 2013 - 01:39 PM.

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Posted July 16, 2013 - 02:11 PM

cool



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Posted July 17, 2013 - 03:10 AM

Nick Young and Javale McGee trying the cinnamon challenge


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 11:35 AM

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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:46 PM

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“The Wizards drafted me, so it’s only right that I’d come back.”

When asked if he would be willing to offer a hometown discount in order to stay in Washington, Young replied, “My mama told me, never leave nothing on the table.”

 

Young loves the Lakers.  :cool2:


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 10:08 PM

Swaggy P says Vino won't stop him from shooting.

 


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 10:12 PM

He always sounds stoned as [expletive].

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Posted July 20, 2013 - 10:13 PM

^ Somebody had to replace Earl Clark right?


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 10:32 PM

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Glad he's getting himself in "Lakers" shape.

Cause there is a difference lol ;) 

Glad he understands there's a lot of pressure and a lot he has to live up to being a Laker but he doesn't seem to be shying away from the pressure.


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 12:47 PM

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He has Holy Feet.  :tease:


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 12:49 PM

That's awesome. What kind of shoes are those or what? No photoshop type job?


Edited by    , August 02, 2013 - 12:49 PM.

yo.





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