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James Young Really Likes Dancing, Seems Very Happy/Healthy

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One of the many, many ways the NBA has done a fantastic job marketing itself is by making the results of the annual rookie photo-shoot into a social media event. At the shoot, rookies get a chance to interact with the media in a more light-hearted manner. This year, the rookies (pretty clearly at the prompting of some talented social media organizers) took part in a dunk contest of sorts, as the likes of Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins tried to one-up each another. All in all, it was a very effective #branding and #content #strategy.

It also revealed how much James Young likes dancing.

Here’s James Young freestyling with his ridiculously long arms.

Very nice integration of the Nae Nae with the pretend jumpshot and wow I really know nothing about dancing so let’s cut with the analytics. Here’s James Young DANCING WITH THE ENEMY (ex-Kentucky teammate Julius Randle) YOU GUYS.

Here’s James Young shouting out Slam Magazine readers and turnting up or whatever it is 18-year-old kids do these days.

And finally, here’s James Young partnering up with Marcus Smart, who seems confused as to which sport he’ll be playing professionally.

That just seems like a lot of dancing. I’m glad James was so excited for the rookie shoot, and I sincerely hope he’s this excited for the start of the season. After all, dancing isn’t the only thing he can do extremely well.

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  • hax

    I’m excited to see him play for us. But Thornton will probably demand the back-up SG job. So this is mostly a body & game development year most likely.

  • skeeds

    jeez that kid looks like he could tie his laces standing up. Hadn’t realized he has such a big wingspan.
    …It might just be that I’ve gotten used to looking at Rondo’s ridiculous tentacles for so many years…

  • hax

    He definitely needs to do these dances after every 3 he makes. Brad Stevens might not like it, but it’s better than sticking out 3 fingers and smacking yourself in the head like these other players do.