Nick Young can throw up a shot after performing a 360-degree spin move. But he cannot throw a baseball.
The Lakers’ star can convert on a four-point play. But as he showed when he threw the first pitch at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Young cannot convert a throw.
Young can create his own shot with a basketball, making pull-up jumpers, step-back fadeaways, up-and-under reverse layups and floaters. Young cannot create his own pitch with a baseball, a fast-ball, slider, curveball or changeup.
So as Swaggy P hopes to remain an L.A. icon, it is clear this will hinge on whether he can reach a deal with the Lakers once he plans to opt out of his $1.2 million player option by June 25. If that move does not materialize, wearing a Dodgers uniform clearly will not work as a fallback plan.
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