Nick Young throws out Phillies-Dodgers first pitch ... It's awful

Nick Young throws out Phillies-Dodgers first pitch ... It's awful

Swaggy [sweat]P[ants]. (AP)

Last time we checked in with Nick Young, he was celebrating missed threes and having his house robbed.

In keeping with the constant party I imagine is his life, Swaggy was riding a zamboni at the Kings game on Tuesday ...

... and throwing out the first pitch at the Phillies-Dodgers game on Wednesday.

Take a couple of seconds -- maybe click here -- and try to imagine Nick Young throwing out a ceremonial baseball.

Did it go like this?

Even the Dodgers thought to clown him: "A little too much swag on this pitch."

Young made $6 million his one season as a Sixer and $1.1 million last year as a Laker. He has a player-option next year worth $1.2 million should he choose to exercise it. If not, he'll hit the market looking for more money. With any luck, he and Jordan Farmar will still be killing it all over town.

To quote USA Today's For The Win blog, from where we pulled the Vine, "May the Summer of Swaggy P never end."

Selected tweets:

Incorrect, Chris. Incorrect.

Our Nick Young archive:
>>Swaggy uPdates: Nick Young gets in a hold-me-back fight, has sneakers stolen, and celebrates a missed 3
>>Watch: The most Nick Young shot attempt in the history of Nick Young shot attempts
>>Hilarious: Watch Nick Young crash his toboggan while riding the Great Wall of China [editor's choice]
>>Video: All You Needed to Know About Nick Young’s Shot Selection
>>Family Photo a Reminder of Nick Young’s Sad Past and the Good He’s Doing Now
>>Deadspin Calls Nick Young the Basketball ‘Devil’
>>A Swaggy Love Story, Chapter 4: Wherein Nick Young Loves Philly Back, Starring Malik Rose
>>Video: Nick Young Posterizes Larry Sanders with Nasty Slam
>>Get Excited For: Nick Young’s Postgame Interview Shirts

Temple surrenders late lead in 81-74 loss to No. 20 Cincinnati

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Temple surrenders late lead in 81-74 loss to No. 20 Cincinnati

BOX SCORE

CINCINNATI -- Kyle Washington scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half, rallying No. 20 Cincinnati to its ninth straight win, 81-74 over Temple on Wednesday night.

The Bearcats (16-2, 6-0 American Athletic) trailed by six points before Washington made two one-handed shots during a decisive 17-5 run that put them ahead to stay. Cincinnati led by as many as 13 points.

The Bearcats extended their best winning streak in three seasons and completed a series sweep of the Owls (10-10, 1-6), who were sloppy with the ball.

Troy Caupain had 18 points for the Bearcats, including seven free throws in the closing minutes.

Shizz Alston, Jr., led Temple with 25 points for the second game in a row, matching his career high.

Obi Enechionyia made a 3-pointer, a dunk and a 15-foot jumper as Temple opened a six-point lead at the start of the second half, its biggest of the game. Washington then led the decisive run by scoring on two shots near the basket.

Big picture
Temple: The Owls have been prone to bad first halves, but that wasn't the case this time. They led 28-26 at the break despite having nine turnovers and no offensive rebounds.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats have won their last 19 home games, their longest such streak since taking 19 in a row from March 2, 2013 through Feb. 15, 2014. Their last home loss was 77-70 to Temple in their league opener last season.

Poll implications
A ragged win over a struggling Temple team won't much help the Bearcats. They don't play a currently ranked team until next week, when they host crosstown rival Xavier, which is ranked No. 22.

Up next
The Owls have a week off before hosting Memphis next Wednesday. They split their series last season, with each team winning at home.

The Bearcats play at Tulane on Saturday. They beat Tulane 92-56 at home on Jan. 1.

You can play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in NBA Jam

You can play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in NBA Jam

He’s on fire.

Ever wonder what it would be like to play NBA Jam with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons? Well now you can.

Thanks to a roster update, spotted by Kotaku, you can now have the fun of matching up Embiid with Simmons, or Embiid with Nerlens Noel or even the more daring combination of Jahlil Okafor with Noel.

Here’s what the player ratings look like for all of the aforementioned players in this reboot of one of the more popular games in the early-90s.

In addition to current NBA rosters, the game also gives you the ability to play with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Kanye West, and yes, even Harambe.

So fire up your computer and match up your favorite two Sixers, or politicians.