Two-time NBA All-Star player Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks takes great delight in beating the New York Knicks. Now he’s got another reason to smile as Young, and his boys have eliminated the Knicks from the playoffs for the second year in a row.
On March 22, Young scored 45 points and delivered eight assists in registering a 117–111 win over the New York Knicks at the Madison Square Garden.
He was reportedly booed and jeered by the New Yorkers during the match. However, over the last couple of seasons, Young seems to have become a villain to the jeering crowds at Madison Square Garden, New York – and he relishes every second of it.
For the past few seasons, New York Knicks have had rough times. Even though the season’s star was good, things got trickier for them as they entered the playoffs.
For the last two years, they cannot defeat Atlanta Hawks led by Trae Young.
Hawks have constantly been dashing the Finals hopes of the Knicks despite the latter offering stiff competition and playing well. Despite their year-round struggle, the Knicks are currently out of contention.
The booing and jeering from the crowd don’t seem to help them either. Recently, Trae Young encouraged the crowd to boo more after getting booed and jeered on the field. Young, known to dance on the floor, rubbed his shoulders dramatically to indicate how “ice cold” to the New Yorkers booking. He seems to be loving the hate well.
Who is Trae Young?
Trae Young is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks NBA team. Scout.com, Rivals.com, and ESPN considered Young as one of the best players in the 2017 recruiting class.
Young comes from Oklahoma and attended high school in his hometown. His father, Rayford, was also a noted basketball player and played basketball for Texas Tech.
In 2015, Young was named Oklahoma’s Sophomore of the Year as he helped Norman North win the 2015 area championship and was named Oklahoma’s Sophomore of the Year. Young was also a member of the U.S. men’s national and helped it win the U18 gold medal at the 2016 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship.
Young drastically significantly improved his basketball tactics during his junior year averaging 34.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists. He led his team to an astounding win in the regional title and later placed second in the 2016 Oklahoma Class 6A championship game. Young averaged 42.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game while shooting at a 48.9% rate in his senior years.
On June 21, 2018, Atlanta Hawks signed in Young in exchange for the rights to the third overall pick Luka, and since then, he has been successfully representing the Hawks.
He was again selected for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game as a backcourt starter on January 27.
Young is the eldest of his three siblings, Caitlyn, Camryn, and Timothy. He met Shelby Miller at the University of Oklahoma in 2017 and is currently engaged to her.