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Malik Monk Credits Lakers Legend Nick Young for Tattoo Decision

Malik Monk credits Laker legend Nick Young for his tattoo-free arm, and the former NBA player has a classic response.

Malik Monk is taking on the NBA like Daniel LaRusso takes on Cobra Kai.

The Lakers mid-season savior has been on a tear as of late. He most recently dropped 24 points on the Sacramento Kings on 54.5% shooting from behind the arc.

If you want to know the secret to his success, you're in luck. He recently divulged the very reason his right arm is devoid of ink.

Speaking with reporters, Monk was asked about his lack of tattoos on his right arm. To which he replied, “strictly for buckets.”

This kind of amazing story needs a follow-up. So it’s great to know that people like ESPN reporter Dave McMenamin are on the job. Because we now have this awesome insight from the legend himself.

Young reportedly told McMenamin by text, “I’m Mr. Miyagi and he’s LaRusso. The power of the no tat on the right arm is like wax on, wax off for buckets.”

Swaggy P explained to the masses back in 2014 that there was indeed a reason that he left his right arm so fresh and so clean.

“No tats on the right arm Strictly for buckets,” he tweeted at the time. That was just one of the many gifts he bestowed on Lakers faithful. Now the NBA has been a barren wasteland, devoid of true entertainment since Young last played in 2019.

Thankfully, his tutelage lives on in the form of Monk, who I have to presume is also fond of the crane kick and sanding the deck outside of Young’s home.