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Nick Young's son plays exactly like his dad

Little Swaggy getting an early start to getting buckets.

Nick Young, love him or hate him, loves to shoot. The ever-smiling Los Angeles Lakers wing scorer is third to last on the team in assist rate this season, setting up his teammates on just 4.9% of their baskets while he is on the floor, according to This falls right in line with Young's career norms, as he has averaged just one assist per game over his 8 seasons in the league. Young tweeted right before his second season with the Lakers "No tats on the right arm Strictly for buckets," and apparently the left arm isn't for passing either.

So when the man who claims God named him Swaggy-P posted a video on Instagram of his son playing basketball, anyone who has watched his father new that if the younger Young took after his dad at all, he would be out on the court just trying to get buckets. That's exactly what happened:

I think he may have traveled just a little bit, but we'll let it slide this time just because of the cuteness factor. Pretty solid form from Swaggy Jr. as well. Could we be looking at a #FutureLaker? He already gets back on defense faster than most of the #CurrentLakers have this year, so he might be a solid draft prospect in 15-20 years. Make it happen Mitch.

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