Nick Young Represents the Lakers in the 3-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend

It was announced today that forward/guard for the Los Angeles Lakers  Nick Young has been selected to participate in the 2017 JBL Three-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. The contest will take place on Saturday, February 18 during NBA All-Star 2017 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
Young will make his first career appearance in the contest, where he joins Eric Gordon (Houston), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland), Kyle Lowry (Toronto), Wesley Matthews (Dallas), CJ McCollum (Portland), Klay Thompson (Golden State), and Kemba Walker (Charlotte). He is the third Laker in franchise history to be selected to participate in the Three-Point Contest, joining Michael Cooper (1987) and Byron Scott (1987 and 1988).
The guy currently ranks ninth in the NBA in three-point percentage, shooting a career-best 42.4% from three-point range, ranking third in the league among players who have hit at least 100 three-pointers. Young has made the 11th-most threes in the NBA this season (128), seven shy of his single-season career high (135). On December 17th at Cleveland, Young hit a career-high eight three pointers, later netting seven triples on January 1st vs. Toronto. In an eight-game span from December 17th through January 1st, Young hit a franchise record 36 three-pointers (36-64, 56.3%).
Meanwhile, D’Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram to make their appearance also at NBA All-Star Weekend. The two were selected to participate in the 2017 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge. 🤜🤛

Lakers Dropped to 2-4 with a 112-107 Loss to the Warriors

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The Golden State Warriors met their former assistant coach, new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton in Las Vegas on October 15 at T-Mobile Arena.

Klay Thompson led the Warriors by 24 points to defeat the Lakers, 112-107. Kevin Durant has 17 points.

The Lakers were getting blown away by the Warriors in the second quarter. Lead had ballooned to 30 points. Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and David West did not even play.

The Lakers was outscored 54-30 in the paint and made assists on 29 of their 44 made field goals. Nick Young led the Lakers with 17 while No. 2 overall pick Brandon Ingram scored 12 off the bench. Lou Williams and Metta World Peace did not play also.

The purple and gold made a late fourth quarter comeback. The boys stayed focused and capitalized when it counted, unfortunately still lost to the Warriors by five.

I agree on Luol Deng: “This is why you have preseason. … You learn from things like this.”

How they play is what meaningful. A preseason win or loss means nothing. Preseason is important to get better and improve and get the players ready and evaluated.

The Lakers still have two preseason games left. They will face the Warriors again. Then the Phoenix Suns will test the new age Lakers before the regular season tips off.

I hope the Lakers will win at least one game against the Warriors.

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Basketball Culture: Stylish NBA Players

Even they are talented on he court, basketball players fashion sense are often pretty much hit-and-miss. Often recruited by teams straight out of college (or even high-school), the sudden flow of big bucks into their bank account doesn’t always translate to a well-thought-out wardrobe. After all, a thousand pairs of rare Jordans aren’t worth a thing if you can’t pick a solid outfit to match.

But among those players still struggling to leave their teenage dress sense behind are a few doing it right. Setting an example for all those to follow, here is a list of some of the most stylish individuals in the NBA right now.

Serge Ibaka – Oklahoma City Thunder

Playing alongside the likes of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook would make it tough for anyone to stand out, but the Thunder’s towering big man has managed to carve out his own niche as one of the league’s best defensive players. What’s more, Ibaka has also earned a name for himself thanks to his impressive sense of style.

Nick Young – Los Angeles Lakers

NBA fans are usually too preoccupied with Nick Young’s headline-grabbing footwear to notice the rest of his style choices, which is a shame, because the Lakers’ scoring guard doesn’t disappoint in that department either.

Kevin Durant – Oklahoma City Thunder

Nicknamed ‘The Slim Reaper’- among other, equally cool things – Kevin Durant is another player who cuts a long and lanky figure. His seemingly never-ending wingspan, coupled with narrow shoulders, really makes him stick out, and no-doubt makes it pretty tricky when it comes to choosing an outfit. Nevertheless, Durant has shown himself to be a confident and savvy dresser, not letting his size hold him back in the style stakes.

Tyson Chandler – Phoenix Suns

Being a seven-footer can present a unique set of challenges for the fashion-conscious. At that size, all of a sudden measurements and fit take on an even greater importance. Yet, within that, Suns big man Tyson Chandler has found a way to maximize the style potential of his unique build (bulky torso and slight legs) through a more minimal, tonal look.

LeBron James – Cleveland Cavaliers

When you’ve got cameras on you for 90% of your daily life, it’s not surprising you feel the need to show off a little from time to time. Like many members of his draft class, James’s most consciously “stylish” wardrobe choices when involved loose-fitting blazers and baggy trousers. But that all seemed to change when he took his talents down to South Beach, where things took a turn for the more adventurous.

Dwyane Wade – Miami Heat

When considering style in the NBA, Dwyane Wade is certainly one of the first names to spring to mind. Much like his former teammate, LeBron James, Wade has seen his sense of style evolve from his days as a budding superstar into something that really reflects his character. What was once baggy and loose-fitting eventually made its way to being form-fitted and complimentary, with the help of celebrity stylist Calyann Barnett.

Russell Westbrook – Oklahoma City Thunder

Another client of über stylist Barnett, Russell Westbrook epitomizes the “science fair look” that has come to grip today’s NBA fashion scene. With every fresh press conference it seems that Westbrook reveals an interesting new set of frames and an outrageously busy shirt, most of which boast patterns so bold you’d think they were once used as curtains in a kindergarten. 

Westbrook is also one of the few NBA players so confident in their personal style that they feel comfortable experimenting far beyond the boundaries of their contemporaries. At the 2013 Teen Choice Awards he rocked a sleeveless tunic with a pair of drop-crotch sweatpants, cementing his reputation as a man absolutely unafraid to do something different.

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