Nick Young of the Lakers hadn’t checked in with his young son yet after his first-round elimination from the NBA’s three-point shooting contest.
“I didn’t want to look at his face,” Young said, with an air of mock seriousness. “I didn’t want to see the disappointment.”
Young finished fourth in the first round of the contest with 18 points; he missed every shot from his second rack and struggled with the “money ball” rack, where each shot was worth two points. In a last-minute switch, Young put his money ball rack in the center, rather than keeping it in the corner as he originally planned.
“My first-time jitters,” Young said. “I was a little nervous. Time went...