A SWAGGY P(ROBLEM)?

Posted by: Tom Sunnergren
11/10/12 4:28 pm EST

If you look at the thing from the right angle, there’s something admirable about Nick Young’s steadfast refusal to stop shooting the basketball.

Abraham Lincoln lost his first eight elections before he won the presidency.

Eagles GM Howie Roseman sent letters to every team in the NFL, several times over, before the Eagles finally hired him.

Henry Ford went bankrupt five times before he founded Ford Motor Company.

They each, staunch, stubborn in the face of mounting failures, kept pressing, eventually broke through.

“I haven’t failed,” Thomas Edison once wrote.  “I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” So far this season, Nick Young has found, on 50 field goal attempts, 36 ways that don’t work.  And if the proud, defiant look in his eye after he’s airballed a contested 18-footer while wide-open teammates look on is any indication, he’ll find many more before the year’s out.  Keep shooting, Nick.


 
 
 

8 Responses to “A SWAGGY P(ROBLEM)?”

  1. Steve Toll
    10. November 2012 at 17:12

    I can’t tell if this article is a joke or if you’re serious.

  2. Larry Brown
    10. November 2012 at 20:03

    I AGREE ; KEEP SHOOTING NICK YOUNG. ?WHY WILL YOU CHANGE A MAN THATS A GUNNER. YOU EMBRACE HIM, RUN PLAYS FOR HIM, GIVE HIM FREEDOM.

  3. Doug
    10. November 2012 at 21:32

    Plus 25 tonight!

  4. RYN_JAY
    11. November 2012 at 00:15

    He had a good game tonight. Like I said before, that’s the type of player he is and you just gotta accept it. He can be awful one night and the next night easily put up 20. He has been putting more effort on defense too. He wouldn’t play if he didn’t. It’s too early to start hating on him.

  5. Ryan
    11. November 2012 at 02:04

    Keep hating Tom….Swaggy P had 16 points last night.

  6. joe
    11. November 2012 at 11:24

    Looking at it from the angle in the pic shows a big problem though – terrible form! Keep that right elbow in, Nick.

  7. Slap Dog Hoops
    11. November 2012 at 11:51

    You’ve got a great point there. I’m no fan of Nick Young, but he’s got the right idea–the best way to get out of a shooting slump is keep shooting. I can’t believe that he is just 14 of 50 thus far the field, however. What I’d like to see him do is take more quality shots and not try to force anything, which he usually does. Puttting the same devotion on defense would be a nice sight as well.

  8. James Roane
    12. November 2012 at 10:31

    The best way to get out of a shooting slump is to take quality shots, not any shot. Everyone gets that wrong, just like all you need is more practice, actually it’s you need better practice.

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