Is Swaggy P Serious About Becoming Swaggy Dundee?
Could Nick Young truly be serious about donning the green and gold?
About a week ago, Nick Young, aka Swaggy P –probably out of boredom more than anything– tweeted a random desire to don a Boomers jersey:
Can I play for the Australia Olympic team
— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) August 24, 2015
Basketball Australia responded good-naturedly…
— Basketball Australia (@BasketballAus) August 24, 2015
Depending on how you interpret his tweet, Andrew Bogut seemed rather dismissive of the idea.
Yes and Iggy can rap the anthem……. #cantwait
— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) August 24, 2015
Like most of us, it’s likely Bogey saw Young’s tweet as nothing more than something a professional athlete bored with the offseason would do for a cheap laugh or two, especially since Swaggy has a reputation for these kinds of shenanigans.
Straight from the horse’s mouth, here’s Swaggy P teaching you how one should ‘reach full swag potential’:
Learn how to mess up in a cool way https://t.co/dRpfmvaZjD
— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) August 21, 2015
Swaggy P shows he’s serious, initiates talks with BA
However, according to TMZ, Young may actually have legitimate interest in joining the Boomers, and has reached out to Basketball Australia on Boomer eligibility, citizenship and merit being some of the concerns.
The Pick and Roll has confirmed this independently with Basketball Australia, that this is not a rumour – Young’s camp did indeed have a discussion on this rather remote possibility.
Count on Bogut to have something ready.
Who would have thought? Getting a citizenship starts off with you needing to be..a….you know… Citizen! #thosedamnrules
— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) August 31, 2015
Like Bogey nicely pointed out, being a Boomer would obviously require Young to become an Australian citizen first, which means he’d have to hasten his marriage to Iggy Azalea, then live Down Under for a significant amount of time. It would be interesting to see how that’s going to happen while he’s still playing professionally in America.
The Boomers could use a gunner. Personally, I highly doubt they’d have much use for someone who couldn’t even start a single game for a godawful 2014-15 Lakers team. Besides, the Boomers already have snark-meister supreme Joe Ingles to provide humour to the team. They don’t need someone ‘hilarious’ like Nick Young.
So, much like this shot…
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(via kbop on reddit)
… close, but no cigar, Swaggy.
Thank you for loving Aussie hoops! From Kein, Damian and #TeamPnR