Magic Johnson mocked for calling Nick Young ‘Shaggy P’
Magic Johnson’s wide-ranging interview on ESPN’s First Take Monday morning had a lot of strange and memorable moments, but one appears to have caught the internet’s imagination.
In discussing some of the moves he made as the Los Angeles Lakers’ team president, Johnson referenced the departure of Nick Young, widely known for his “Swaggy P” nickname. Not quite widely enough, however, as Johnson referenced him a bit differently.
Shaggy P pic.twitter.com/awW2VeM719
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) May 20, 2019
Naturally, the internet went right in on that.
Magic said he had to trade D’Angelo because he had problems with “Shaggy P”
— Chris Vernon (@ChrisVernonShow) May 20, 2019
Stunning that the guy saying "Shaggy P" on TV was accused of not being around the office enough.
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) May 20, 2019
Magic called Nick Young “Shaggy P” pic.twitter.com/Nkjhrw7kWk
— Davidoff (@JakeSirSee) May 20, 2019
Shaggy P?!? pic.twitter.com/9dJPaISeET
— adam jacobs (@adam_ology) May 20, 2019
Let’s just say something like this isn’t going to do much to convince people that Rob Pelinka’s supposed “backstabbing” was unjust or unwarranted.