Since Nick Young named himself “Swaggy P”, he’s become quite the rock star in L.A. (in the NBA, really). He seems to make everyone around him happy (even the psycho that is Kobe Bryant) and has given Lakers fans (all of us NBA fans, really) entertainment even when they’re losing.
Nick Young also has a few goals in mind. Not only does he want to bring the Lakers back to the playoffs but… he wants to make Kazaam 2?! You remember Kazaam, the movie that Shaquille O’Neal starred in and played a genie.
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As a player, you model yourself after other players. Kobe takes the same approach as Michael Jordan. But I follow someone like Magic Johnson; he showed emotion, he smiled and jumped around, he was happy for his teammates. There needs to be more players like that.
Look at Shaq; he went out and had a movie called Kazaam. I’m trying to make Kazaam 2, with me as the star. We hope to push it to the theaters, but it might be straight-to-DVD [laughs]. I watched all of Shaq’s movies. Steel, when he was the hero with the iron suit on, oh man! It’s hard to act, period. So to watch somebody that’s seven feet tall in an all-iron suit, that’s big!
So, yes, Kazaam 2 NEEDS to be made. Nick Young as a genie? He would not only make NBA fans happy but he would make families happy, too. What a swell guy.