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Nick Young throws terrible first pitch at Dodgers game (video)

Los Angeles Lakers' Nick Young throws the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (Jae C. Hong / AP)

Playoffs? Who needs the playoffs?

Los Angeles Lakers guards Nick Young and Jordan Farmar are doing just fine without postseason play.

On Tuesday night, they hit the Kings game at Staples Center and rode a Zamboni. On Wednesday night, the guys, both of whom grew up in L.A., hit the Dodgers game and Swaggy P threw out the first pitch. Never mind that his effort was terrible; the ball is being tracked by air traffic control at LAX.

First, the Zamboni thing (which went better than that time he drove a rental car for NBC Washington):

Then, the ol’ ballgame:

Swaggy P got a little coaching from Orel Hershiser:

Not that it helped. Young’s throw was more alley-oop than anything.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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