Monday, December 9th, 2013 at 2:00 pm  |  11 responses

Nick Young Says Failed 360-Layup to Appear on ‘Shaqtin a Fool’ (VIDEO)

To be fair, Nick Young has tried this shot before, with far less disastrous results. On Sunday night, however, Young went baseline and attempted an insane, spinning layup and he knows that he will be relentlessly clowned for it. Per the LA Daily News: “The question didn’t come from a probing reporter. It actually came from Lakers forward Xavier Henry at a nearby locker. ‘Did everybody see that 360?’ Henry asked. They sure did. The Lakers’ 106-94 loss Sunday to the Toronto Raptors doesn’t just involve Kobe Bryant’s rusty nine point performance on 2 of 9 shooting, eight rebounds, four assists and eight turnovers in his first game since tearing his left Achilles tendon eight months ago. The game also featured Young inexplicably driving down the baseline, performing a 360 spin move around Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas and shooting over the basket. ‘That will probably be on Shaqtin a Fool,’ Young joked, referring to Shaquille O’Neal’s segment on TNT that features NBA bloopers. Young provided an otherwise impressive performance, offering a team-leading 19 points on 7 of 16 shooting. But why did he make that play? ‘I do that all the time,’ Young said. ‘When I did that, I was kind of stuck. He hit me. He hit my arm. That’s why the ball flicked over the basket.’”

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  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    This was just God awful. I knew that when we got him there were going to be times when I would love it and times when I would cringe. This is one of the cringing moments.

  • Max

    Nick Young being Nick Young, you gotta love it lol.

  • Caboose

    “He hit my arm. That’s why the ball flicked over the basket.” No, that’s not why.

  • pposse

    million dollar move 2 cent finish! – the Swaggy P DC will forever remember

  • spit hot fiyah


    please click on that for nick young related LOL, byron scott totally kills it.

  • LakeShow

    Supah Swaggy!!

  • TTN

    The arena was sold out last night he probably just wanted to show out and made a ass out his self. He should have went up strong and finished or tried to draw a foul.

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com/ Off The Backboard

    I literally laughed out loud and continued laughing for a solid 2 minutes when I saw that move live.

    It was especially hilarious in the context of the game because the possessions had been so standard, and then Young decides to forgo an open lane to attempt a crazy 360 layup only to shoot it over the backboard.


  • Me that’s who

    Nick needs to reevaluate himself for real. With Kobe being in the state he is in and presumably he is going to be shaken off rust and dealing with soreness for awhile. Nick could use this opportunity to showcase game. He to busy trying to show off and plan what shoe he is going to wear to look cool for the so called sneakerheads. He needs to have that business mentality approach to the game like Kobe, Lebron and cp3 etc. you don’t catch those dudes taking selfies and trying to look cool all the time they just play


    Doesn’t matter. He’s still the best player in the league.

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