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Worst: "Swaggy P" For Nick Young

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Nick Young's nickname is Swaggy P.

Why? The letter "P" appears nowhere in his name—though it cannot be denied that Young has copious amounts of swag.

So what's the deal?

Young once told ESPN writer Arash Markazi that the name is "Biblical. It's in the Old Testament. (It's the) prophet of swag."

So Swaggy P equals "Swaggy Prophet"?

Whatever the explanation, no grown man should be uttering the word "swaggy," under any circumstances, even if he can pull off a leopard-print tank top.

"Swaggy P" sounds like an underachieving SoundCloud rapper.

After winning the 2018 NBA Finals as a member of the Golden State Warriors, Young announced he'll be changing his nickname to "Swag Champ".

On second thought, maybe "Swaggy P" isn't quite so bad.

 


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