Lakers shooting guard Nick Young finally did something he’d never accomplished in three seasons in LA prior: assist Kobe Bryant on a field goal.
— ESPN (@espn) December 13, 2015
That was only the second-most interesting thing Swaggy P did on Saturday night, though. The other was lacing up a pair of adidas Yeezy Boost 750s in the Lakers’ loss to Houston. Nah, seriously—look:
Wait, Swaggy P wore goddamn Yeezys in a game last night? pic.twitter.com/4tLEdn6yEh
— max (@MaxRappaport) December 13, 2015
After the game, Young (who also announced he’s official signed to the three stripes) said the two were definitely related. He let the kicks take credit for his first-ever assist to Kobe. From ESPN:
The struggling Lakers have won just three games this season and lost 126-97, but Young did something he hasn’t done in his time in Los Angeles in the lopsided defeat: He had his first-ever assist to Kobe Bryant. He thought it might have had something to do with the shoes.
“It was the Yeezys tonight that got the assist for him,” he joked.
The suede, grey high-tops have a Velcro flap over the laces and retail for $350, but so few pairs have been made that they sell on eBay and other resellers for thousands of dollars.
Young said he knew wearing them on the court would cause a stir and smiled broadly when told that his Instagram post of a picture of the shoes already had more than 30,000 likes during the game. His move was made more interesting considering former Rockets star Tracy McGrady sat courtside wearing the exact same shoes.
So can we expect Young to wear these again?
“Yeah, Swaggy P don’t have no limits when it comes to shoes,” he said. “As long as I can play, I’m going to bring some heat out here.”