NBA gives dress code warning, Nick Young complies in bright blue suit

NBA gives dress code warning, Nick Young complies in bright blue suit
Nick Young, sporting a bright blue suit, sparkling white shoes and no socks, stopped conversation in the Lakers' locker room when he arrived before the team's game with the Clippers on Thursday at Staples Center. (Eric Pincus / For The Times)

On Thursday, the NBA sent out a memo to the Lakers, urging players to adhere to the league's dress code, especially when they arrive at arenas on game days.

The mandatory dress code, implemented in 2005, requires players to wear at least a jacket while shunning jeans, hats, T-shirts and the like.

One player who stuck with the dress code Thursday night before the Lakers hosted the Clippers was Nick Young, in typically stylish manner.

Young, who goes by the nickname "Swaggy P," wore a bright blue suit to Staples Center with sparkling white shoes and no socks.

The 6-foot-7 USC product stopped conversation when he walked into the locker room before the game -- later posing for photos in the adjoining corridor.

"That's terrible," said teammate Chris Kaman, who vowed he wouldn't wear the outfit for any amount of money.

Young is featured in the March issue of GQ magazine, posing with his Australian girlfriend, rapper Iggy Azalea.

Working through a knee injury, Young is currently out of action, at least through the weekend.

Through 49 games, Young has averaged 16.8 points.


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