Nick Young is no doubt a sneaker fiend. Last night, Swaggy P rocked a pair of Yeezy 750 Boosts in a Lakers game—signifying that he signed an endorsement deal with adidas.
Reports the Associated Press:
The flamboyant star, who goes by the nickname Swaggy P, explained why he wore the lifestyle shoes that aren’t really made for basketball.
“I just signed with Adidas, welcome to the three stripes, Swaggy P,” he said to The Associated Press. “And I had to come in with some style and that’s basically what it’s all about.”
The move made waves in part because the street shoes are nearly impossible to get, and some on Twitter worried he might get hurt wearing them. But Young scored 13 points and said there was no need for concern.
“It felt good,” he said. “It actually felt good on my feet. I was worried about the same thing, but once I put them on and got out there on the court it was just time to play.”
Nike’s loss is adidas’ gain. Young joins a roster that includes James Harden, Derrick Rose and Damian Lillard.
Hey, sneakers are meant to be worn, even lifestyle shoes like Yeezys. See more pics on Swaggy P in the Yeezys on the flip.