While he’s currently convalescing after fracturing his finger trying to swipe the ball from Kobe Bryant in practice, Nick Young will be rearing to go once the 2014-15 officially tips off at the end of the month. He’s even got some extra motivation after ESPN unveiled their 2014 NBA Player rankings.
ESPN ranked Nick Young No. 150, behind such luminaries as his rookie teammate, Julius Randle (we wonder if Randle still has to call Young “Uncle Swaggy” since he’s ranked higher than Swaggy by ESPN?).
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) October 1, 2014
Young took offense, naturally:
Idc there not a 149 ppl better then me in this league #ESPNHigh
— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) October 7, 2014
It’s similar, though less biting, to Kobe’s reaction last year when he was informed he was ranked No. 25.
Kobe Bryant just said anyone who thinks he's 25th best player in the world needs drug testing
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) October 24, 2013
While we’re of the opinion rankings like this, without much context behind them, do a disservice to all NBA players, we’re not totally sure ESPN is that far off. Still, we’re hoping it entices Young bring as much swagger as possible this season.
Is Swaggy right to be upset?
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