If the 2021 NBA Playoffs have taught us anything, it’s that Trae Young doesn’t care about your feelings.
The Atlanta Hawks star not only overcame the hatred of the Madison Square Garden crowd in his first-round showdown with the New York Knicks, but he capitalized on it as well. When the Hawks advanced to face the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, it was more of the same. Now? He faces the Milwaukee Bucks in the Conference Final.
Young was in his element Wednesday night when his career-high 48-point performance in the Playoffs helped the Hawks steal Game 1 on the road. If it seems like he’s been putting out a lot of high-scoring performances lately, that’s because he has. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Wednesday marked Young’s sixth 30-point postseason game on the road, the most in the first postseason of a player’s career in NBA history.
But of all his impressive plays, one stood out on the internet for its sheer audacity. Here’s what the Hawks base unleashed:
WITH THE SHIMMY. pic.twitter.com/h6SmlIoB4U
– Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 24, 2021
❄️ CHILL THE HELL OUT MAN !! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
– LeBron James (@KingJames) June 24, 2021
Bring is WILDIN ‘right now!
– Damion Lee (@ Dami0nLee) June 24, 2021
They hoopin hoopin 👀 https://t.co/EayB2ox2mz
– Dewayne Dedmon (@ d_dedmon3) June 24, 2021
These hawks are unbothered … That’s a great thing to have in the playoffs. It’s actually a thing.
– Draymond Green (@ Money23Green) June 24, 2021
– Robert Williams (@rob_williamsIII) June 24, 2021
– De’Andre Hunter (@DreHunter) June 24, 2021