Nick Young a nominee for ‘Shaqtin a Fool’ MVP

For all the four-point plays, scoring binges and clutch shooting Nick Young unleashed with the Lakers, enough head-scratching moments emerged last season that made his coaches, teammates and fans laugh in both disgust and amusement.

Young performed a 360-degree spin move around Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas before shooting over the basket. As he tried to drive past his defender in the lane, Young suddenly stopped and made an awkward move that prompted a traveling call. He threw up his hands moments appearing to sink a three-pointer only for the ball to rim out of the basket.

All those sequences amounted toward TNT analyst nominating Young as a possible 2013-14 MVP for his “Shaqtin a Fool” segment that highlights NBA bloopers. Young remains in contention with Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins, who overshadowed his strong defensive presence with limited offensive decision making.

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