In a season in which the Lakers ended with their first record in L.A. franchise history, well they can at least hang their hats onto this.
Nick Young and Kendall Marshall ranked among the NBA players that won social media awards, a slight consolation to the reality that no Lakers picked up any individual awards pertaining to their on-court play.
Young, who will opt out of his $1.2 million player option before Wednesday’s deadline, won the so-called “LOL award” for his tweet surrounding who should coach the Lakers following Mike D’Antoni’s resignation.
I'll be the new coach
— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) May 7, 2014
Too bad NBA rules do not allow that. But that didn’t stop 8,068 fans from retweeting Young’s proclamation and 6,207 users from favoriting the tweet. Marshall also showed he is well versed in social media, posting a photo on his Instagram account of his 11-year-old self in 2003 with future teammate Pau Gasol.
The other award winners can be found here.