Nick young and Kobe finally connected on a FG.

Nick Young credits Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 shoes for first Kobe assist

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On the face of it, the Los Angeles Lakers' 126-97 loss to the Houston Rockets on Saturday night wasn't anything outside the norm - it was the famous franchise's 21st loss of the season after all.


The night, though, was memorable in one regard at least. As reported by ESPN, Nick Young achieved something he'd never done before in three seasons of trying as he finally assisted Kobe Bryant for a made FG.

And, in the aftermath, Swaggy P put his breakthrough down to another first that occurred on the hardwood at the Toyota Center - his choice of footwear.


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Young was wearing Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 sneakers on Saturday night as his way of announcing a three-year deal with the brand.

Unsurprisingly considering the style of the shoes, it was the first time Kanye West's design has been worn by an NBA player - and he told reporters the two 'firsts' were inextricably linked.

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"It was the Yeezys tonight that got the assist for him," said Young in his now customary tongue-in-cheek style.


The Boost 750s, which retails for around $350 but are incredibly rare, aren't exactly the typical footwear you'd associate with the NBA.

Yet, with Young and Kobe snapping a 457-minute barren run that dates back to 2013, maybe Swaggy P is on to something with his unique style choice.

And it looks like his new deal with Adidas, confirmed today by the German company, is going to see Young break new ground down the line when it comes to the NBA sneaker game:

“Yeah, Swaggy P don’t have no limits when it comes to shoes,” said the 30-year-old, via ESPN.

“As long as I can play, I’m going to bring some heat out here.”

NBA fans: What did you make of Young's choice of footwear, did he pull them off? Have your say in the comments below...

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