MarShon Brooks likes the nickname “Swag”

His fear is afraid of him.

Since the Celtics gifted MarShon Brooks to the New Jersey Nets on draft night for a player that’s played a grand total of 28 minutes this season, Nets fans have struggled with a solid nickname for their newest, most surprising star. I’ve used “The Steal” (created by a commenter here) on a couple of occasions, but in a Twitter discussion with a fan yesterday, MarShon made his preferences (at least temporarily) clear:!/uatt327/status/161911525156716544!/Marshon2/status/161912367041617920!/Marshon2/status/161918347968122881

All I’ll say is: whatever “innate,” “natural” (whatever that means) confidence or cool that the word “swag” is supposed to personify and its bearers portray, Brooks has it.