Nick Young is the owner of either the very best, or absolute worst, nickname in the NBA, depending who you ask. Known to some as Swaggy P, it’s a name that Young goes out of his way to personify at every opportunity.
Case in point: on Tuesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Swaggy One was feeling it. He went 6-for-11 from three-point range and finished with a team-high 20 points in a 116-102 Lakers win. At one point in the second quarter, Young was so sure that his straight away bomb was going to fall, he began celebrating in a unique fashion while the ball was still in the air.
Just watch this ridiculousness:
After the game, Young told reporters that the Lakers were “just having fun” with their game, and that the confidence was spreading to other players. Thankfully for Swaggy’s thrusty celebration, the shot actually dropped this time. Otherwise, he may have been humiliated by another moment like this: