Nick Young absolutely bricked a 360 degree spinning lay-up during the Lakers’ 106-94 home loss to the Raptors on Friday.
Nike has released an ad hailing Kobe Bryant’s “relentless drive” that coincides with his return to the court for the Lakers on Sunday. Dubbed “Kobe Comeback,” the 30-second, black-and-white spot includes a voiceover narrated by rapper/actor Ice Cube.
To honor Kobe Bryant’s first game back from an Achilles injury, the Lakers began their player introductions with an extended video that warned “Beware the Mamba” before playing the “Imperial March” — Darth Vader’s theme song from “Star Wars” — when it was time for Bryant’s name to be called.
Rudy Gay’s stint in Toronto is coming to an unceremonious close. Less than a year after being acquired by the Raptors, Gay will serve as the centerpiece of a seven-player trade between Toronto and Sacramento, as reported by Yahoo! Sports. The Raptors will also ship out Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy in the transaction while the Kings, in exchange, will part with Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes. The trade isn’t yet official, but a call to consummate the transaction with the league office is reportedly planned for Monday.