One day after hearing his name mentioned in Kanye West’s new Nike diss track, “Facts,” Lakers guard Nick Young took the floor against the Philadelphia 76ers in a pair of adidas Yeezy Boost 750s, which West designed.
Young was spotted wearing the shoes during the first half, but later switched into different sneakers.
This isn’t the first time that Young has worn Yeezys. On Dec. 12, he became the first NBA player to ever sport them in a game.
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After West mentioned “Swaggy P” in his new song, which went after his former employer Nike, Young, a new adidas signee, tweeted his support.
Nike just die 5 hrs b4 2016— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) January 1, 2016
New NBA sneaker rules have allowed players to get creative with what they wear on the court, though they do note the shoes must be “designed primarily for basketball.”
There was no fine for Young when he wore Yeezys in December. Young scored eight points on 3-of-11 shooting in a 93–84 Lakers’ win, which marked the first time they won back-to-back games this season. Kobe Bryant sat out with a sore right shoulder.
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