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Posted at 9:52 AM ET, 01/12/2011

Nick Young's postgame, in images

By Dan Steinberg

(By Jonathan Newton - TWP)

As you've no doubt heard by now, Nick Young had a career night on Tuesday, exploding for 43 points, a full 10-spot better than his previous career high.

As you've no doubt guessed, this led to some pleasing images, which I'll hereby publish for your amusement.

We'll let the image above speak to Young's play, which included, for him, a modest 22 shots. Also, check out Francisco Garcia's tongue.

After the game the true fun began, with Young taking off his jersey, placing it at center court and bowing to the crowd. This was, of course, the move made famous by Gilbert Arenas in L.A. And it's not a card you can play very many times. Young, apparently, has no immediate plans to go for another 43.

No one seems to have an image of the mid-court bow, but Young evidently miscalculated, since he was almost immediately forced to do a post-game interview with no shirt on. He kept tugging this towel tightly around his torso to compensate. That's modesty.

When it was over, though, he still seemed pretty happy. He also told the story about his dad requesting 40 points before the game, although this version had a special twist.

"I had to give it to him, or he was gonna try to come down on me with a belt," Young said.

Then it was to the locker room, where Young said the basket looked like a hula hoop, and where he put in his earrings. They were large. And bright.

And then it was back outside the locker room for yet another interview, during which he clutched the game ball throughout. He was bringing it home, naturally. Oh, and by this point, he had also been traded to the Redskins.

By Dan Steinberg  | January 12, 2011; 9:52 AM ET
Categories:  Wizards  
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Posted by: Rocky420 | January 12, 2011 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Dan, there may not be a picture of him bowing, but all 2500 people in attendance saw it

Posted by: rc2223 | January 12, 2011 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Hands down, no one takes better pictures of their TV than Steinz. The only question is - does WaPo let him take them from home and email them in or do they have a TV and DVR at the office he has to come in and take pictures of? Can he take pictures of himself on Football Insider Live and report on that? Would that be weird?

Posted by: fushezzi | January 12, 2011 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Fushezzi is weird

Posted by: jpfterps | January 12, 2011 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Great game by Nick, one that Wizards fans will remember forever.

Posted by: getjiggly2 | January 12, 2011 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Nick Young is gonna be a quality WR for the Skins, just needs to get a lil bit more endurance and work on his running form

Posted by: washingtonfaithful | January 12, 2011 2:01 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: Rocky420

Your parents must be proud!

Posted by: iubiquity | January 13, 2011 1:19 AM | Report abuse

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