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Nick Young Brings Sad News About Him and The NBA Dunk Contest

Updated: February 14, 2011

There’s sadness to report from the Wizards’ locker room, unfortunately on Valentine’s Day, and it involves Nick Young’s  forlorn relationship with the NBA’s annual dunk contest. Upon being passed up by the League for this year’s event in his  hometown of Los Angeles in favor of teammate JaVale McGee, Young admitted that he was a little jealous. However, not two weeks ago, Young was alluding that he and McGee had something special planned for the contest being held on NBA All-Star Saturday night on February 19. Now, things have seemingly changed … sadness, and perhaps some hate has entered the realm of Young. Poor guy. Let’s hear it from him:

Believable? Well, Young did learn from the master, Gilbert Arenas … so there’s that.


Valentine’s birthday wishes go to former Washington Bullet Gheorghe Muresan (4o years) and former Wizards Darius Songaila (33) and Richard Hamilton (33).

Evidently Ted Leonsis is backing out on his promise to dance the “Dougie” because:

“The Dougie has jumped the shark. Regis is doing it. Justin Bieber is doing it. I need to find a new “act.” I want to have fun but don’t want to be passé.”

Oh well … probably for the best anyway.
[Ted’s Take]

Has anyone gone from worst to first to worst like Antawn Jamison? Mike Wise profiles.
[Washington Post]

John Wall’s missed dunk places second in Sunday’s ‘Missed Dunk Contest’
[The Basketball Jones]

Meanwhile, Chris Webber talks trash to Kenny Smith about his own support for JaVale McGee in the dunk contest while Smith gets to consult Blake Griffin.
[Turner Sports Vimeo]

A courtside Cleveland Cavaliers fan gets his beer spilled on his leather jacket … #OMGMYFUGGINLEATHAJACKET!!!
[The Internet]

Brandon Banks of the Washington Redskins got stabbed at a D.C. night club (The Park at 14th) because he made fun of someone for wearing white after Labor Day.

Seems like the last play of the Heat-Celtics game was drawn up for Mike Miller … So clearly, those bitching that the ball should have been in LeBron’s hands (hello Michael Wilbon) might want to learn a little more about basketball first.
[NBA Playbook]

The rap of former Washington National Elijah Dukes makes Gucci Mane look like Nas.
[Mr. Irrelevant]

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