Nick Young’s play may have tailed off some after a scintillating start to the season, but sales of his “Most Hated” clothing evidently have not. Young has had enough success with the brand, in fact, that GQ decided to interview him about his fashion line.
There was line in “Forrest Gump” that went something like “Interviews with Nick Young are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get” (or something like that, I could be paraphrasing) and this one didn’t disappoint. According to Young, Kyrie Irving once asked him for gear during a game (via Will Welch of GQ):
Has there been a moment where you realized [Most Hated is] starting to connect on a bigger level?
I wasn’t expecting everything to be selling out, really. And I seen a few people, like Wale on the United Center floor. And then I’m on-court and we’re playing against the Cavaliers, and Kyrie takes a shot, and he’s like, “Where’s my Most Hated gear at? I need that!” And in my head, while we’re playing, I’m telling myself, Man, you gotta come up with some more stuff! In the middle of the game, I’m like, Man I gotta come up with another sweater or something. [Laughs.]
This raises a lot of questions. Was this a shot Kyrie missed, or did he ask “Swaggy P” for free swag after he nailed a shot in his face?
This story is also approximately 200 times funnier if you imaging Irving just goes around the NBA asking players for free stuff.
*Kyrie hits a shot over Larry Nance, Jr.
“Hey man, can I get a discount on Bi-Pro?”
*Irving finishes a spinning layup around Julius Randle
“When do I get my free Mountain Dew?”
*Irving hits a game-winning three in the 2016 NBA Finals
“Yo, Steph, can I get some free Dad Shoes IV’s?”
We may never know the answer, but what we do know is that Irving’s unique ask wasn’t the only fun thing in Young’s interview. Remember Young’s thrusting celebration after a three-pointer a few weeks ago?
Alright, last question: What were you thinking when you put up the already-legendary air hump three pointer?
[Laughs.] You said an air hump three pointer? Ohhh.
The hip thrust!
The hip thrust, yeah. There’s nothing wrong with it, you know? I’ve been feeling myself, when I’m shooting that thing—and it just came out of me. You hit a point where you feel like you can do it all, and it’s just like: Let me hump the world.
Let me hump the world, indeed. Never change, Swaggy.