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Watch Draymond Green give Nick Young his 2018 NBA championship ring

Watch Draymond Green give Nick Young his 2018 NBA championship ring

After waiting 301 days, Nick Young finally has his ring. 

The free-agent forward known as Swaggy P -- who also gave himself the "Swag Champ" moniker -- received his 2018 NBA championship ring from former Warriors teammate Draymond Green in a pregame ceremony Friday. Golden State hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers, the same team it swept in the 2018 NBA Finals. 

In a fashion truly befitting of Young, the Warriors received a delay-of-game warning from referee Ken Mauer after the ceremony took too long. 

Young signed a one-year deal with the Warriors ahead of the 2017-18 season, carrying the recommendation of Los Angeles Lakers head coach (and former Warriors assistant) Luke Walton as Golden State sought 3-point shooting off the bench. In 80 regular-season games with the Warriors, Young shot 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and averaged 7.3 points in 17.4 minutes per game. 

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But Young shot just 29.8 percent from 3-point range in 20 playoff games, and only played 10.3 minutes per contest. He did play well against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals, making 36.8 percent of his 3-pointers, including one shot in particular that coach Steve Kerr said was the biggest in the Warriors' Game 7 win in Houston. Young also enjoyed the title as much as any of his teammates, walking shirtless off of the Warriors' plane and ultimately getting a tattoo of the Larry O'Brien trophy on his neck.

Now, he has the jewelry to match. 

D'Angelo Russell pays tribute to former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant

D'Angelo Russell pays tribute to former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant

D'Angelo Russell was only 19 year old when the Los Angeles Lakers selected him with the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. That also happened to be Kobe Bryant's final season in the NBA, his 20th as a Laker. 

Russell, who now is in his first season with the Warriors, entered the league when a legend was exiting. On Sunday, Kobe, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others, died tragically at 41 years old when the helicopter they were in crashed in Calabasas. 

On Sunday night, Russell took to Instagram to pay tribute to Bryant, writing "I find myself hearing every bit of advice you ever gave me." 

Russell played 80 games as a rookie in the 2015-16 season. He averaged 13.2 points and 3.3 assists per game on a Lakers team that only won 17 games. In D-Lo's last game as a rookie, Bryant scored 60 points in the regular-season finale, a 101-96 win over the Utah Jazz. 

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Now 23 years old, there is no doubt Russell is using the knowledge he soaked up from Bryant to become an All-Star himself.

Ayesha Curry posts heartfelt tribute after Kobe Bryant's tragic death

Ayesha Curry posts heartfelt tribute after Kobe Bryant's tragic death

Ayesha Curry is a daughter, a wife, a sister to three others and the mother of three children ages 7, 4 and 1.

With Sunday's death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, 41, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a tragic helicopter crash, Curry is asking for "infinite prayers" for Bryant's wife Vanessa and the whole family. Ayesha took to Instagram to share a heartfelt tribute. 

Her husband, Steph, who is a two-time NBA MVP for the Warriors, shared his love for Kobe and the Bryant family on Instagram as well. 

Steph Curry also changed his Twitter profile picture and cover image to photos of he and Kobe. 

The Curry family joined those in the NBA and beyond as those who have shared their grief and sadness for all involved in Sunday's tragedy.