Trae Young closes out trolling of Knicks, team’s fans with taunting tweet
Trae Young became Public Enemy No. 1 for New York Knicks fans thanks to his masterful performance in the Atlanta Hawks’ first-round series win and how he ruthlessly toyed with them throughout the five games.
The Hawks star guard continued his trolling ways during Wednesday’s 103-89 series-clinching Game 5 win at Madison Square Garden, a showdown in which he put up a game-high 36 points along with nine assists and four rebounds.
Two instances during the Hawks’ victory especially stick out. After scoring a bucket on a drive to the hoop, Young shushed the MSG crowd.
Young also taunted Knicks fans by reminding them of the infamous spitting incident from earlier in the series.
Young admitted during the series that he relishes playing the role of villain when it comes to Knicks Nation. The superstar then put the finishing touches on his in-game taunts as the Hawks closed out the win. After hitting what turned out to be the final nail in the Knicks’ coffin, Young closed out his standout performance with a bow.
Better yet, Young had a terrific explanation for the impromptu bit of showmanship.
One could have reasonably expected that Young had little left to say in his spirited battle with the Knicks and the team’s fans. Not so. Later Wednesday night, Young took to Twitter to take one last shot while sharing video of his bow.
Enough said. At least for now.
Young and the No. 5 Hawks will now turn their attention to the top-seed Philadelphia 76ers and the teams’ Eastern Conference semifinals showdown. Tip-off for Game 1 Sunday at Wells Fargo Center is currently TBD.