The Lakers’ playoff hopes have long been dashed, their legendary superstar guard officially called quits on the rest of the regular season just under two weeks ago, and the team was riding a four game losing streak (having dropped 11 of its last 15) coming into Sunday night.
So a 103-94 decision over Orlando was more oasis in the desert for the purple and gold than routine home win. And it was greatly helped along by Nick Young’s 26 points, three rebounds, and one assist off the bench.
Young, whose stints in the Nike Kobe 9 have maintained a spotlight presence for the hightop signature shoe in Kobe’s stead, chose a white/black/yellow edition to report for duty with the Lakers’ home white uniform.
You’ll see these, along with key selections like Arron Afflalo’s blue adidas adizero Crazy Light 3 Lows, Melo doing Melo things in white/orange Jordan Melo M10s, B-Easy sampling Bred 13s again, Boogie Cousins putting the Air Jordan 5 “Fresh Prince” in the paint, Lance’s yellowed out AND1 Tai Chi, Seth Curry auditioning for the Cavs with UA Anatomix Lows, P.J. Tucker back in the Kobe 9 Elites, Chandler Parsons in ANTA, Air Jordan XX8 SEs everywhere, and plenty more.
All the NBA Kicks weekend wrap-up ahead…