Nick Young’s hilarious offer to ESPN after Paul Pierce gets canned
Since last playing in the NBA back in the 2018-2019 season, veteran guard Nick Young has been trying to return to the league. And based on his recent tweets, Young is even considering a return to the NBA through broadcasting after a recent opening at ESPN.
After ESPN fired Paul Pierce after he streamed himself on Instagram Live while playing poker with what appeared to be strippers, Young posted on social media that he was ready to take over for Pierce and join the worldwide leader of sports.
Aye ESPN y’all ready for Swaggy I heard y’all got a job opening lol ….
— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) April 7, 2021
Before his firing, Pierce served as a host on The Jump and NBA Countdown after joining ESPN back in 2017. Last year, Pierce received criticism for leaving Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James off his list of the top 5 NBA players of all time. The 35-year-old is also no stranger to having bold takes about the league and its players, such as when he recently claimed that Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell should win the MVP because the award should be based more on winning than on statistics.
Nick Young, who has played for the Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, the Lakers, and the Golden State Warriors, certainly has the confidence needed to be able to face the camera. His potential NBA comeback, however, may not be completely over, especially with Carmelo Anthony back playing for the Portland Trail Blazers and Isaiah Thomas recently making his return to the New Orleans Pelicans.
But if a return on the court doesn’t happen for Swaggy P, he’s certainly ready to make it happen off the court in the broadcasting booth, where he is ready to fill in the void left by Pierce at ESPN.