But there's one person that refuses to call him "Swaggy P." Or, his latest incarnation, "IDM," an acronym for I Don't Miss.
If Scott is a throwback to the old NBA days, when players let their game do the talking, Young personifies the present-day NBA. And then some.
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 Indiana Pacers. He had 18 points, completing a personally successful three-game trip in which he hit the game-deciding three-pointer against San Antonio in overtime. It was from 30 feet. Of course.
But the Lakers trailed by 33 at halftime against Indiana, their worst deficit at the break since moving to Los Angeles in 1960.
Young even sighed while talking about the eminently quieter environment Monday.
"Everything was about Kobe [on Sunday]. You could see all the cameras, everybody tweeting, he was trending everywhere. I kind of got into it," he said. "And [Monday], it was like … no more cameras around, no NBA TV following us. That could have been a part of it."