The defending champion Golden State Warriors are in Los Angeles Wednesday night, but for Lakers fans, the most interesting storyline might be the return of Nick “Swaggy P” Young. The love-hate relationship with Uncle P over his four-year career with the Lakers was an interesting era, to say the least. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
So, as the Warriors chatted with media gathered in LA before the game, it was only natural that Young garnered attention. He would go on to drop a classic as he reflected on his time with the Lakers.
“I love LA, you know, it’s home. I started off... I had [Mike] D’Antoni was great, Luke [Walton] was great... it was alright,” Young said.
Wait a sec... there’s a certain someone he left out here. Reporters were quick to jump on that, simultaneously following up the obvious absence of Byron Scott.
“There was just someone in the middle...”
“Wasn’t there Byron...”
Swaggy P went from legitimate bench-scorer under Mike D’Antoni, averaging a career-high 17.9 points per game, to trapped in the Byron Scott dog house for years, to revitalized under rookie head coach Luke Walton in his time with the Lakers. In short, he’s seen all of the Lakers’ modern history up close. It’s also fair to say he wasn’t the best Swaggy P he could’ve been while playing under Scott.
You can check it out for yourself in the video below, via Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle:
Reflecting on his Lakers career, Nick Young said Mike D’Antoni and Luke Walton were great. What about Byron Scott? pic.twitter.com/G9D8lV95Ge— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) November 29, 2017
Shots fired all around from the Swaggy One.