Dec 2, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young (0) celebrates after making a basket during the third quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
As Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers come to The District on Wednesday, a familiar face will be taking the court: Nick Young.
Now known as Swaggy P, Young has made a name for himself nationwide with his antics.
Along with claiming that God gave him the nickname Swaggy P and that he is dating Iggy Azalea, Young gained tons of more fans with this tweet:
Aside from being a goofball that everybody loves, Young has picked up where he left off in his last full season in Washington (Young was traded to the Clippers during the 2011-12 season).
After averaging a career-high 17.9 points per game last season, Swaggy is scoring 14.1 points per contest this season in just eight games, while shooting 39.4 percent from the floor and 40.5 percent from three.
So, before Young and the Lake Show take the court against the Wizards tonight, let’s look at some of the more memorable moments of Nick Young’s career with the Washington Wizards.
January 11, 2011
On this date in glorious Wizards history, the Washington Wizards outlasted the Sacramento Kings 136-133. Who knew two terrible teams could score that many points?!
And you know who led the way for the Wiz Kids? Nick Young of course! Young dropped 43 points on 22 shot attempts, including 7-of-10 from three point land while making 8-of-9 free throws. Oh yeah, Young dropped his first 13 points in the first seven minutes of the game. And in the third quarter, Young dropped 16 straight points.
December 7, 2010
It seems that before Nick Young was Swaggy P of the Lakers, he always played his best against his childhood team.
As the Wizards lost 115-108 fell to 6-14, Young shined. He scored 30 points and made six threes in 32 minutes of action. For the game, he shot 55.6 percent from the court.
March 7, 2012 vs Lakers
Young had one of his best games as a Wizard on this date, as he scored a game-high 19 points and dished out a career-high 6 assists.
Young led the charge as the Wizards, who finished that season 20-46, came back from a 20-point deficit to beat the Lakers for the first time in nine tries.
March 7, 2012 – Again
You knew it was coming! It’s one of the most memorable in recent Washington sports history!
Despite leading the Wizards to a win, Nick Young had one of the worst plays in basketball history. I’ll let the video speak for itself, because there are no words to describe it. Just laughter.
The Wizards and Lakers will tip-off tonight at 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet.