This basically sums up Nick Young and our irrational admiration of him here at Kicks on Fire, per ESPN:
“I’m back, baby!” Young said to nobody in particular as he bounced off the court following Saturday’s practice.
Nobody had to hear that, but we appreciate the sentiment anyway. When asked about his quick recovery from a fractured patella and bone bruise in the left knee:
“It’s a miracle,” Young said. “You can’t keep the swag down.”
Damn right, it was a miracle of swaggy proportions. And finally, his outlook for the rest of the season:
“We ain’t playing for no playoffs here, we just got to play for ourselves and give the fans something to see,” Young said.
Even when things are down in the dumps in Los Angeles with the Lakers, all it takes is a little Swaggy P to lift of our spirits. Well, at least those of us who have zero stake in the Lakers and are just enjoying this season ironically.
To sum up the weekend in kicks, Young made his return in a “Whiteout” iD version of the Nike Kobe 8. Markieff Morris also got into the “Whiteout” theme with the Nike Air Foamposite One, Dwyane Wade may have debuted the Li-Ning Way of Wade Warrior 2, Amir Johnson rocked the “Red Suede” Air Jordan 5 and much more.
Photos courtesy of Scott Cunningham, Allen Einstein, Melissa Majchrazk, Garrett W. Ellwood, Rocky Widner, Andrew D. Bernstein, Nathaniel S. Butler, Layne Murdoch, Issac Baldizon, Ron Turenne, Barry Gossage and Jeff Gross of Getty Images/NBA Entetainment, Mark Duncan, John Bazemore, Darren Hauck, Rich Pedroncelli, David Zalubowski, Lynne Sladky and Greg Wahl-Stephens of The Associated Press.