Nick Young Was Just Joshing When He Said Everybody Should Do Cocaine

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As a shoot-first, think-second gunner off the Warriors’ bench, Nick Young is already the closest thing the NBA has to a human line of cocaine. But when Swaggy P calls for the legalization of coke on a TMZ camera while leaving the club on a Tuesday night, he wants y’all to know he’s just kidding.

Young—who is now, I feel compelled to remind you, an NBA champion—got asked about the potential legalization of weed in the U.S. by a TMZ reporter, now that Canada’s done it.

“I want people to pass cocaine,” Young replied before getting into a car. “Everybody needs to do cocaine.”

As you can tell, Young was having a good time, and even calling him “engaged” with these questions is being charitable—more than the cocaine line, personally I just love his confused reaction when it sounds like the interviewer says Canada is “the first country in the world.” But because he’s Nick Young, and these are an example of the exact quotes that all NBA fans are constantly waiting for him to give, the comments warranted a small backtrack worthy of its own Instagram text post.


Dude should go back to the Wizards if he doesn’t want to be taken seriously.