Hawks’ Trae Young ‘wanted to hear those F-U chants again’ after hitting game-winning shot vs. Knicks
Trae Young proved himself as a villain during Hawks’ 107-105 victory in the first game over the Knicks on Sunday night.
In his first playoff match of his soccer career, Young fired the green light 0.9 seconds before the match, causing the Knicks to lose. After the manufacture, he shouted a message to the Madison Square Garden crowd while holding his finger to his mouth.
Here’s a look at the play on ESPN.
If you’re a lip-reader, you can tell that Young is saying something along the lines of “It’s quiet like f-here” after the shot has fallen. After the match, he explained why he was addressing the crowd in this way.
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“We’ve been through the biggest stages. When you’re in the area and everyone is shouting” FU “- I don’t know if any of you got it, but I got it in college and got it back tonight – real calm finally reigned,” Young said On TNT Broadcast. “And for me, I wanted to hear ‘FU’ again. ”
After hitting the Knicks this way, it definitely looks like he might have more cheers of the kind directed at him in the second game in New York on Wednesday. But it also looks as if Young is ready to embrace this sinister role.
Not only did he hit the game’s winner, but he also scored over 30 points and 10 assists in his first playoff game, something that hasn’t been done since Derek Rose’s playoff debut in 2009.
First appearance of Trae Young:
He is the first player with 30p / 10a in his debut match since Derek Rose. pic.twitter.com/8m4aF3cdrg
StatMuse (statmuse) May 24, 2021
This is a good company to stay young, especially since Rose won an NBA MVP award two seasons after his impressive playoff appearances. After a string of injury-plagued seasons, Rose is making a strong comeback as a primary backup for the Knicks. He had 17 points and five assists against Young on Sunday night.
We’ll soon see if Young can continue starting the final match. Either way, his Posteason debut was one to remember.