Perhaps sensing a need for a change — or maybe just a need to grow up — the 30-year-old killed off Swaggy P during Lakers media day on Monday and declared he’d like to be referred to by his birth name Nicholas.
What this change will mean going forward is unclear, however. Judging from a series of Snapchats gathered by the Lakers and posted to the team’s official Twitter account, it seems #SwaggyVision is still in full effect.
It was also “Swaggy P” who began dating and eventually got engaged to Australian rapper Iggy Izalea. Would “Nicholas” embarrass himself with Iggy Iggs on national television the same way Swaggy P did in August on “Lip Sync Battle?”
Who knows and, perhaps, who cares. The change Lakers fans care most about is that Nicholas doesn’t repeat the same mistakes as Swaggy P.