But there's one person that refuses to call him "Swaggy P." Or, his latest incarnation, "IDM," an acronym for I Don't Miss.
"I told him I'm not going to call him Swaggy anymore. Your mama named you Nick, I'm going to call you Nick,"
If Scott is a throwback to the old
The loquacious Lakers forward has become a must-see after games, a walking quotation mark who seems to drive his coach in all different directions.
"Heavenly Father broke the mold when he made him," Scott said.
Scott tries to get mad at Young sometimes. Tough to do, he'll admit, despite Young's wild shot selection and hot-and-cold defense.
"He's always smiling, so you have no choice but to almost like the kid," Scott said. "But like I told him today, when you hear me say 'Nicholas,' that means I'm pretty [ticked] off at you. It's only happened two or three times so far."
Young isn't always so jolly. He sometimes gets annoyed after losses, giving only a quick comment or two to reporters before leaving the locker room.
He seemed more sad than mad after the Lakers' 110-91 loss Monday to the
But the Lakers trailed by 33 at halftime against Indiana, their worst deficit at the break since moving to Los Angeles in 1960.
It was a sharp about-face from Sunday's victory over Minnesota in which
Young even sighed while talking about the eminently quieter environment Monday.