NBA’s Nick Young Signs with Macau Black Bears

Nick Young, AKA Swaggy P, is returning to the court as part of the ASEAN league

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5:42 PM HKT, Tue October 17, 2023

Former NBA player Nick Young, who won a championship ring with the Golden State Warriors, has signed with the Macau Black Bears.

“It's official! Welcome Swaggy P to the Black Bears! Nick Young will be representing the black and green at the Asian Tournament,” the team posted on Instagram.

The 38-year-old shooting guard last played in the NBA during the 2018-2019 season, appearing in just 4 games for the Denver Nuggets before being waived in December. He’s been a free agent since then, but announced earlier this month that he’d inked a deal with the Black Bears of the ASEAN Basketball League.

After the 2018-2019 season, Young stayed active in basketball through Ice Cube's 3-on-3 league BIG3, and also tried his hand at celebrity boxing matches. He signed with a Chinese team, the Zhejiang Lions of the CBA, in late 2020 but never actually suited up or played in any games for them.

The high-flying shooting guard will make his debut with the Black Bears on October 27th during the TAT Tournament in Macau.

Cover images via Wikimedia Commons, Instagram

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