For NBA pundits everywhere, Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Nick Young is the gift that keeps on giving. The free-wheeling swingman has a highly entertaining game based on a sweet shooting stroke and some questionable decision-making that leads to chaos at times on the floor.
On Tuesday, Young provided more enjoyment for basketball fans, when he dropped this bombshell in enlightening the world about the origins of his "Swaggy P" nickname, ESPN's Arash Markazi reports.
Nick Young on the origin of the Swaggy P nickname: "It's biblical. It's in the old testament. The prophet of swag."— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) January 7, 2015
This is, quite obviously, hilarious, and the word eccentric may not be strong enough for Nick Young. The "Swaggy P" description has taken on a life of its own, especially for a player who has never sniffed All-Star consideration or even been deployed as a no-doubt starter in his career, but Young also may be brilliant.
Regardless of the actual origin of the nickname, breaking out the "biblical" description is sure to interest many fans, and the "prophet of swag" continues to amaze.
- Brad Rowland