Nick Young has somehow successfully traversed the Lakers’ dismal 2013-14 campaign, with steady scoring (17.3 ppg through 56 games) and a flashy (nay, swaggy) sneaker rotation providing pretty much the only silver lining for fans of the forum blue and gold. Despite losses on and off the court, Young has managed to deliver over and over his patented heat check-style, punctuated by a Nike Kobe 9 or Jordan retro that may or may not match his team’s uniform.
He pulled off both dynamics in fine form last night with the Blazers in town. Swaggy P punched in a season high 40 points while dropping his jumpers in the 11-year-old Nike Air Zoom Generation “Wheat,” the colorway LeBron donned in the 2004 NBA Rookie Challenge game. The Blazers survived, 124-112, sending LAL to its 17th loss in the last 25 games.
You can be the judge on how tan nubuck plays with yellow and purple but ultimately it shouldn’t matter to sneaker diehards. As always, it’s all about the shoes and only about the shoes.
Get a look at Swaggy’s Wheats, Steph Curry nailing the step-back three game winner in UA Spawns, Tony Wroten pairing silver and orange Nike Zoom Flight ’98 “Oregon State” with Sixers blue (speaking of color clashes…), Kendall Marshall revisiting his UNC roots with Air Jordan XX8 SE, and all the rest of the first and original NBA Kicks roundup for Monday and Tuesday…