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Nick Young’s wild, failed 360 lay-up attempt vs. Raptors (VIDEO)

Dec 9, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

This was easily my favorite highlight of Sunday night.

In the fourth quarter of the Lakers loss to the Raptors Sunday, Nick Young got the ball in a transition attempt before the defense set, Young got the ball in the right corner, attacked along the baseline and as he got close to the basket Jonas Valanciunas cut off the easy bucket so Young went for the most Swaggy P shot possible — a 360 spinning reverse lay-up.

Which failed. Badly. And brilliantly.

After the game Young tried to sell that he makes that shot all the time but it didn’t work because Valanciunas hit him on the arm.

Young loves to go to the 360 move and it usually ends up a highlight when he does. One way or another.

  1. milkman1989 - Dec 9, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Live by swaggy P, die by swaggy P

  2. tvguy22 - Dec 9, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Same genius who had a breakaway layup go OVER THE BACKBOARD.

  3. sportfandc - Dec 9, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    The NBA really should figure out some way to put Nick and Javale McGee back on the same team, again. Just not on my Wiz, please. Of course, Kobe might kill Nick first.

  4. pbtunpaidwriter - Dec 9, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    I guess D’Antoni HAD to remove Xavier Henry (17 pts in 14 mins) and replace him with Kobe and leave Nick Young out on the floor…

    How’d that work out last night?

    • asimonetti88 - Dec 9, 2013 at 3:43 PM

      Xavier was playing well… other than this, Young actually played decently. Kobe was the one that should have been taken out for Xavier in all honesty. D’Antoni mucked up the rotations last night.

      • pbtunpaidwriter - Dec 9, 2013 at 8:01 PM

        I was being sarcastic, of course Xavier played well, but Kobe should have replaced Young, not Henry.

        Kobe was going to play 6 mins a quarter and he missed the first 6 of the 4th so he was going to close the game. Xavier was taken out, for Kobe. Did you watch the game last night?

      • asimonetti88 - Dec 9, 2013 at 11:45 PM

        Yes, I did. In my opinion they should have kept Xavier and Nick Young in, even if it meant putting Kobe on the bench.

      • mytthor - Dec 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM

        If they’re going to have any success, they’ve got to get Kobe integrated. There’s no reason to sacrifice that bigger picture for an early December game against Toronto.

      • pbtunpaidwriter - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:26 PM

        Benching Kobe in the 4th is not even an option for the Lakers. Whether it’s the right thing to do or not in that particular game is a different story.

        As mytthor said, Kobe has to be integrated ASAP and get used to his closer role. Young and Xavier are not the answer.

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