The Nick Young Story - Origins, Episode 9

  • Published on Mar 9, 2015
  • Nick Young always aspired to one day play in the NBA - this is the personal story of his upbringing in Los Angeles and the journey he took to making that a reality.
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Comments • 228

  • Elite Soulfly
    Elite Soulfly 2 days ago

    This is a very touching story. But what is bassetball?

  • Ty Lito
    Ty Lito Month ago

    No chill gil podcast

  • Ty Lito
    Ty Lito Month ago

    Nick young is hilarious.

  • Devvv
    Devvv 2 months ago

    Dammm, when he said im not gonna let them break me. Imagine him acting tough on his old school with the gang who killed his brother bullying/threatening him

  • MR. smith
    MR. smith 3 months ago

    I wonder where the family names came from "young" but they ain't Korean..

  • Luca Bardocci
    Luca Bardocci 3 months ago

    Swaggy momma

  • Sticky Ricky
    Sticky Ricky 9 months ago +1

    0:11 when your sister slip her finger in your gooch “woah well let’s see where this goes”

  • Gary Obet
    Gary Obet 9 months ago

    You're champ now nick

  • Julian REC
    Julian REC 9 months ago

    Now he’s an NBA champion, never stop the pursuit of your passion. This is very inspiring, well deserved Nick

  • Eddie Smith
    Eddie Smith 10 months ago

    lol nick young story??? do people care? lololololol

  • Teri B
    Teri B 10 months ago

    Now he got a ring 🏆💍 #doingbigthings

  • Buom tut
    Buom tut 10 months ago

    I respect the heck outta Nick young

  • Coach B
    Coach B 10 months ago

    I’m the coach at dorsey I never knew this I wish I could get in contact with him

  • AtlFalcon80 Rise Up!!
    AtlFalcon80 Rise Up!! 10 months ago

    I'm proud of Nick Young.Congrats And Well Deserved!!

  • OG 17 Exclusive
    OG 17 Exclusive 10 months ago +1

    He is cool at the warriors parade 2018 four days ago he got down the parade bus 🚌 and he was there with all the people, he got to hug my son.

  • Dante Patterson
    Dante Patterson 10 months ago

    Culver City? No m’am...West LA

  • Jomievolution8
    Jomievolution8 10 months ago +1

    Glad he got his ring with the warriors.... he really fits in with them.

  • Brook53 74
    Brook53 74 10 months ago

    Crossovers and EAST COAST Nicky😏

  • Jon C.
    Jon C. 10 months ago +30

    From Snitched on to Ring On

  • Jeff Lua
    Jeff Lua 10 months ago

    Great I didn't know. Keep it Pushin Champ

  • Sammy Wingz
    Sammy Wingz 10 months ago +1

    #SwagChamp 🏆

  • Massive Action
    Massive Action 10 months ago

    Much love to you Nick Young

    ALMIGHTYGLO 10 months ago +2

    Nick young the goat 2018

  • YourNoobUnboxer
    YourNoobUnboxer 10 months ago +4

    Swaggy Champ. :D

  • JT and Pin
    JT and Pin 10 months ago +9

    Nick Young is now NBA Champ 🏀Congrats. Made his momma proud. Great attitude...forever Young.

  • Melo Ali
    Melo Ali 10 months ago +1

    I juss the channel bro

  • speedoflite1
    speedoflite1 10 months ago

    silly, immature

  • stephen adebanjo
    stephen adebanjo 11 months ago +2

    I'm a Golden State warriors fans and I'm just seeing this Nick young story today 5/29/18 and give thanks to God for allowing him to win his first title as Western conference champs , going to become a NBA world champion is couple of weeks for sure

  • Th3 Ronin
    Th3 Ronin 11 months ago

    Nick is a joke, serious my blacc ass

  • flashrug1689 _
    flashrug1689 _ 11 months ago +3

    just became a fan of swaggy

  • Randy Watson
    Randy Watson Year ago

    Corey Holcomb and Nick Young are best friends???

  • King Koger
    King Koger Year ago

    If he really didn't take it serious as people say, in his prime, he could've been one of the league's best instead of a role player.

  • Post Pantalon
    Post Pantalon Year ago +1

    Swaggy got the swag from his Mom. Swaggy Mom real MVP!!

  • Zachariah-Bin Yisrayl

    The Lakers may not have known what to do with Nick...but GOLDEN STATE does. Watch him shine in the playoffs. I'm so happy he's with the Warriors. He really fits with the team.

    • Cyril Carisosa
      Cyril Carisosa 10 months ago +1

      Inglewood born L.A. raised he’s playing quality minutes in the playoffs and finals dumbass

    • Inday Garutay
      Inday Garutay 10 months ago +1

      Zachariah-Bin Yisrayl hes gonna get his first ring soon

    • Th3 Ronin
      Th3 Ronin 11 months ago

      Zachariah-Bin Yisrayl shine? Hahahaha by missing contested off balance 3s foh

  • Zachariah-Bin Yisrayl

    That would nearly drive me INSANE...somebody kill my brother...and I have 3 brothers. I'm crazy bout ALL my brothers. Huge respect for Swaggy...keeping his head together and going after his dream of being a pro athlete. Salute, Nick.

  • Oliver oprecio
    Oliver oprecio Year ago

    Nick like iron maiden

  • Ocee Bee
    Ocee Bee Year ago

    Y'know, I would really love to know how a kid failing school and around gangs and hooping all day managed to get transferred to a top basketball program at Cleveland HS.... Juss sayin........

  • Kyraid
    Kyraid Year ago +1

    Lol, 420k on a swaggy p video, that's surprising

  • jose rangel
    jose rangel Year ago +1

    Why did nick young leave the lakers they weed you he should of maid it to the NBA 3point contest

  • Malik Horton
    Malik Horton Year ago

    His friend use to be skinny

  • Wesley Muhr
    Wesley Muhr Year ago

    7:49 that is heartwarming, so real

  • billy c
    billy c Year ago +1

    shout out to swaggy p Sr and the shoe keeper!

  • AdventuresOfMarc
    AdventuresOfMarc Year ago

    3:20. Iggy is permanent on his wall :P

  • yoAnkle
    yoAnkle Year ago +1

    HAHAHAHA he says he likes being the underdog then joins the warriors haahahaha

  • JMixtape Productions

    wow this is dope

  • cali obzvr
    cali obzvr Year ago +7

    My friends mom was a special ed teacher at Cleveland High... we were talking about how colleges were getting in trouble for just letting kids in with bad grades and phony test scores ... she said "we had this kid at Cleveland named Nick something who couldn't read or write but somehow got into USC" ... I said "are you talking about Nick Young?"... she said "yeah you know him"... I told her his goofy ass was on the Lakers and he has the highest losing percentage (713%) of any player in the league with more than ten years... It was also the day the DeAngelo Russell story broke... So she saw Nick on every channel after that...she said he was the nicest kid ever but no one at Cleveland did anything to teach him academically... They just passed him for basketball and only basketball...

  • cali obzvr
    cali obzvr Year ago +2

    That's right... Taft Toreadors... We always held down the valley in sports throughout the 90's and 2000's....

  • Nathan Haak
    Nathan Haak Year ago +24

    "I always liked being the underdog" - Nick Young
    *Signs with the warriors*

    • Cyril Carisosa
      Cyril Carisosa 10 months ago +1

      that’s before NBA

    • stephen adebanjo
      stephen adebanjo 11 months ago +2

      Nathan Haak thank God Nick young made it with his first Western conference title with the Mighty Golden State warriors

  • rash b
    rash b Year ago +5

    Congrats to Swaggy P getting picked up by Golden State and resurrecting his career this year with the Lakers. When we got rid of DLo, I was really regretting no more Swaggy P for outside shooting. Kind of wish in the exit meeting they had showed him more love, he's got a shot now at being a champion and being appreciated. Fits perfectly in Golden State.

  • James Evans
    James Evans Year ago

    Warrrrrrrrriorrs! Swaggy P! Welcome to The Bay!

  • c john0
    c john0 2 years ago

    is his brother the one kendrick referencez in maad city

  • yungcake1
    yungcake1 2 years ago +2

    Good thing he went to cleveland, cause dorsey would have ruined Nick.

  • Uhfj
    Uhfj 2 years ago

    Damn my team just played Dorsey a few weeks ago

  • Tony Gambino
    Tony Gambino 2 years ago +1

    Is he a metal fan? He's wearing an Iron Maiden shirt. Cool. I've never seen a black person wearing a white heavy metal shirt.

    • NEW YORK
      NEW YORK 9 months ago

      Tony Gambino
      you should get some black friends, you'd be surprised

  • Brandon Owens
    Brandon Owens 2 years ago +1

    Nick Young West LA/Culver City finest. Robertson park representative. proud of you kid

  • aryxn416
    aryxn416 2 years ago +4

    they should of showed Kendrick Lamar cuz their cousins

    • Th3 Ronin
      Th3 Ronin 11 months ago

      aryxn416 they're not really cousins

  • jamesvzfighter
    jamesvzfighter 2 years ago +1

    Kendrick Lamar's cousin... He kindof reminds me of Dwight Howard.

  • Kevin Hillergren
    Kevin Hillergren 2 years ago +29

    nick looking good this year im happy for him

    • oscar2v
      oscar2v 2 years ago

      Kevin Hillergren Yes sir

  • Chalky White
    Chalky White 2 years ago +3

    Lol Daddy always gonna back his lil boy.

    • Jerk Of All Trades
      Jerk Of All Trades 10 months ago

      Chalky White wrong my daddy don’t back me cuz I’m gay

    DLOADING 2 years ago


  • Happy Cool
    Happy Cool 2 years ago +3

    he my bae

  • Christopher Brownlee
    Christopher Brownlee 2 years ago +38

    I think of him differently after watching this again. The Lakers should keep him and let him have a redeeming year. All of us need redeeming moments in our lives.

    • Inday Garutay
      Inday Garutay 10 months ago +1

      Christopher Brownlee hes gonna get his first championship ring soon

    • brian mcneely
      brian mcneely 2 years ago +8

      Christopher Brownlee You were exactly right he is having the best year of his career so far

    • Ade O
      Ade O 2 years ago +2

      Damn Iggy!

  • João
    João 2 years ago +18

    nick young wearing iron maiden shirt, he doesn't even listen to them!

    • Th3 Ronin
      Th3 Ronin 11 months ago

      João how do you know?

    • NO NAME
      NO NAME 2 years ago +6

      It's just for fashion!

    • Kaleb Arvie
      Kaleb Arvie 2 years ago +20

      João you dont know that

    • J. R
      J. R 2 years ago +2

      João like basically any other person who wears it lol, not everyone though

  • Nick
    Nick 2 years ago +3

    7:32 Mbah a moute

  • carly donoho
    carly donoho 3 years ago +44

    nicks teeth are so perfect

    EL COMPA HUESOS 3 years ago +1

    C HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!! That's in my neighborhood..that's right RESEDA 818 RAISED!!!

  • YouTube Moderator
    YouTube Moderator 3 years ago +76

    " I started getting good grades and I had a 2.7 gpa" lol

  • Kids Tablet
    Kids Tablet 3 years ago +3

    nice haircut

  • Kids Tablet
    Kids Tablet 3 years ago

    nick young

  • Lebron James
    Lebron James 3 years ago +51

    i hated nick young becuase he failed me in 2k but this video makes me like him as a player

  • Alejandro Avalos
    Alejandro Avalos 3 years ago

    Nick young is the best and I wish for the best for you nick and iggy

  • dubnation101
    dubnation101 3 years ago +1

    yeh boi

  • Michael Morada
    Michael Morada 3 years ago +22

    The dude has a great story but he should take his game to the next level and learn not to waste the opportunity playing in the NBA.

    • Ryu Chase
      Ryu Chase 2 years ago +1

      He's 30 now so he's on the decline

  • Shaddz
    Shaddz 3 years ago +2

    i love nick

  • Ray Baker
    Ray Baker 3 years ago +9

    Swaggy P wearing an Iron Maiden shirt? I like this guy even more now!

  • Aaron Castro
    Aaron Castro 3 years ago

    *Swaggy P

  • Gary Brice
    Gary Brice 3 years ago +2


  • Darren Goris
    Darren Goris 3 years ago +86

    nick is smiling everytime

    • emma
      emma 9 months ago

      love him way to much he makes me smile all the time lol

    • Jniqqa249 _90221
      Jniqqa249 _90221 2 years ago +1

      its dat blunt

  • Eliseo Yniguez
    Eliseo Yniguez 3 years ago +3

    hes cool. we went to Cleveland together. hes a nice guy. funny. when you love sports, when its game time its game time. is he serious on the court? he made it to the NBA!

  • sacman68
    sacman68 3 years ago +3

    How the hell do you have a Nick Young story without showing Iggy's ass???

  • Jorge Franco
    Jorge Franco 3 years ago +1

    TAFT all day class 2011 but all love nick. lake show

  • milkywayrocks
    milkywayrocks 3 years ago +4

    He pretty cool...he has an Iron Maiden shirt lol

  • YRPN Remy
    YRPN Remy 3 years ago +210

    Nick is one of those guys that you wonder what he would be doing without basketball😂😂...

    • reckless
      reckless Month ago

      YRPN Remy I can see Russell Westbrook being a hardcore gang banger , nick probably be a drug dealer with a job on the side

    • Optimistic Gangsta
      Optimistic Gangsta 10 months ago


    • YOA
      YOA Year ago

      you can apply that saying with anything lol..

    • Lavar Ball
      Lavar Ball 2 years ago +1

      Keko ! You ain't a beast at basketball though

    • Keko !
      Keko ! 2 years ago +1

      vaerid99 with a 3.6 I'm Einstein then

  • Dan Chen
    Dan Chen 3 years ago

    You should have made one with JR Smith

  • Trung Vu
    Trung Vu 3 years ago +16

    Nick seems like a cool guy, he always smile

  • Lushox
    Lushox 3 years ago +1

    La historia de uno de los Memes Vivientes! xD

  • Lil Dookie Vert
    Lil Dookie Vert 3 years ago +3

    Off the streets in culver city?!! Get outta here

  • Jamon Tipton
    Jamon Tipton 3 years ago

    his teeth was yellow

  • Mongloid
    Mongloid 3 years ago +1

    you think Nick Young knows 1 Iron Maiden song?

  • Living_Zombiez
    Living_Zombiez 3 years ago +1


  • Archie B
    Archie B 3 years ago +1

    He is sick and he's always got a smile on his face

  • Mint
    Mint 3 years ago +11

    2.7 in high school, are you serious?

    • Mr. YoYoBoBo ChaddyInsaneZhangII
      Mr. YoYoBoBo ChaddyInsaneZhangII 10 months ago +1

      If you been growing up in schools that suck it’s kind of hard to even be “average” with a subpar to nonexistent foundation. Yeah you can work hard no matter what, but it isn’t his fault that he had to deal with something he had no control over.

    • Sean Gunter
      Sean Gunter 10 months ago

      Maybe he was in the magnet program or had all AP classes.

    • aznpanda510x
      aznpanda510x Year ago +2

      don't worry abut his GPA, he making more money then people with degree

    • wabdih
      wabdih 3 years ago +1

      +Miles Davis lmao this dude comes in with a runescape reference

    • Backpack Music
      Backpack Music 3 years ago

      That's a high C

  • Fx Almighty Zay
    Fx Almighty Zay 3 years ago +7

    Nick young with the iron maiden shirt 👏👏

  • Kristine Merciales
    Kristine Merciales 3 years ago +5

    Keep smiling Nick Young

  • Deija Voo
    Deija Voo 3 years ago

    wow you just keep motivating me nick young your neck name should of been swaggy b aka swag beast cause your the best bro keep it up and if i make to nba one of my reason of making it is because you because you motivated me and hopefully you keep motivating me to make it to nba

  • thenba
    thenba 3 years ago +15

    He dad Is a Very smart Man. No wonder Nick is the player he is today

  • codydampier69
    codydampier69 3 years ago +2

    I'm in the video!!! Playing on the court at the beach in he beginning!

  • BEATmyguest31
    BEATmyguest31 3 years ago +3


  • Josh Poor
    Josh Poor 4 years ago +4

    Not even a minute into the interview I had to pause it and say it's already a fucking joke! LMAO! His Dad saying "Nobody take basketball more serious than Nick Young". Pleaaassee!! Dude's a clown who would rather go clubbing with Iggy Azalea, and party. Did you see the way Nick acted after the Lakers finally broke their losing streak, dude was acting like a complete jack ass in the post game interview, acting like they just won the finals. Even Kobe was disgusted. Okay anyway, lemme finish the interview now.

    • Grammar Police
      Grammar Police 3 years ago +3

      Well, that escalated quickly!😂😂

    • ag.h.e.m
      ag.h.e.m 3 years ago +4

      But that's the way nick is man,he likes to joke around and have fun,and nobody will make him change ok,unless you go to his house and kidnapp the guy and take him to your house and slowly cut his throat and at the same time chop his legs and finally chop his head off,is that what you want psycho huh huh,you wanna murder nick young just because he's a clown.your sick dude

    • d Wolfe
      d Wolfe 3 years ago +4

      Shit if I was on the Lakers I'd act the same way. They ain't that relevant anymore.

    • Grammar Police
      Grammar Police 3 years ago +1