Nick Young, who is popularly known by his nickname ‘Swaggy P’, earned a reputation as one of the most intimidating 3-point shooters in the NBA during his peak seasons. While Young was waived by the Denver Nuggets on December 30, 2018, after playing only four games, his professional years cannot be under-looked. Swaggy P began his professional career with the Washington Wizards after being selected as the 16th overall in the 2017 NBA draft. The 6 foot 7-inch shooting guard then stayed with the Wizards up to 2012 before signing a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers. Young then signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2013 and stayed with them up to 2017 before signing with the Golden State Warriors, where he won his first NBA championship.
Swaggy P and his love for classy sneakers
Ever since Nick Young walked into the courts as a professional NBA player, he proved to have a great liking for unusual and classy sneakers. This later came to be his defining strength, and many at times critics said his kicks outshined his performance. True to his nature, Young was never afraid to attract attention or be controversial whenever he picked his sneakers. However, after a partnership with Nike and a short period of being a sneaker free agent, Nick Young finally signed a contract with Adidas in 2015.
Since signing up for the three stripes, Nick Young, who wears shoe size 9, has rocked the courts with some fabulous picks, with the most popular ones being:
Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017
Nick Young rocked the Adidas Crazy Explosive for most of the 2017/18 season after receiving some of the most exciting colorways of this shoe. The highlight of it all was the “Adidas Crazy Swaggy P” Player Edition, which was one of the most colorful and appealing releases by the three stripes.
- Adidas Crazylight Boost 2016
For the 2016/2017 season, Nick Young majorly settled for the Adidas Crazylight Boost 2016, a low-top version loved for its cushioning abilities and traction.
- Adidas D Rose 3.5
Swaggy P was never one to be limited, and he often went for old school models by Adidas. Some of the greatest moments was when he rocked the Adidas D Rose 3.5 in a bold colorway, ‘The Spark.’
- Adidas Pro Model
Nick Young chose the Adidas Pro Model particularly for its Old school touch, and he rocked some unforgettable player editions that featured his logo and ‘Still Swaggy’ line.
- Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost
Nick Young stunned the basketball world when he chose to play with the Yeezy Boost 750, making him the first player to bring the lifestyle shoes into the courts. This saw him live up to his nickname but not without raising lots of debate and a wide variety of reactions.
- Adidas Yeezy 500
After rocking the Yeezy 750 boost, Nick Young did not stop as he went ahead to lace up the Adidas Yeezy 500. Whether it was his love for Kanye West or the dare from his teammates, Young was not afraid to opt for another lifestyle sneaker while in the courts.