2013: Nick Young goes off on LeBron & the Heat on Christmas
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Swaggy P was feeling it on Christmas vs LeBron James and the Miami Heat as if he was possessed by the Kobe Bryant of Christmas past.
A day before the big game Nick Young talked about being pumped up for his first Christmas game and how he’s not concerned with the new sleeved jerseys the way the Heat were.
“I know we should be pumped playing on Christmas, we’re at home,” Young said. “It’s my first time playing on Christmas Day so I’m going to be pumped. We just got to have fun and enjoy it …
“Christmas Day should be fun. I think everybody is looking forward to that game. Like I said, it’s my first time playing on Christmas Day. I’m ready for my new uniform and I got some new shoes to go with it.”
He was ready. Young scored 20 points off the bench in his new gear and many of those points came off one-on-one plays against LeBron James. James only scored 19 points and was 0-4 from downtown but did come away with the six point victory behind big games by Bosh and Wade and great shooting by Ray Allen, who was also not affected by the sleeves.
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