It’s surprising to see the hawkish Atlanta’s Trae Young get a vote from someone who lives in New York because after last season’s playoffs, the chances of him being adored by any New Yorker were close to zero.
The Rayford Trae Young that he walked by Trae Young in the NBA tournament was drafted in 2018 by the Dallas Mavericks. The Atlanta Hawks decided to exchange the Luka Doncic trade they selected in the 2018 draft with Trae Young as their designated guard.
The Mavericks happily obeyed. But some were skeptical. They thought the Hawks had gone crazy and this exchange would disappoint them. Well, it’s been three years and the only thing the Hawks have seen is watching Trae become a good player.
Young is averaging 26.3 points per game more than some of his veterans. He is certainly one of the standout amongst his fellow managers.
Trae Young reacts to receiving Mayoral’s Vote
Trae YoungNew York’s fandom is something NBA fans can’t imagine after how cold-blooded he eliminated the New York Knicks in last season’s playoffs.
The Atlanta Hawks and Knicks entered a series of five games, and the Hawks literally blew them away, erasing their hopes of reaching the grand finals. But the final blow came in game 5, where the Hawks mercilessly defeated the Knicks in the game 103-89 and it left the Knicks in ruins. That game burned all the bridges between the Hawks and New York.
The loss was so great that even New York Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed frustration with Trae young’s repeated fouls and not playing at the press conference.
Now imagine what it will be like when Trae Young wakes up and finds a vote for herself at the Mayoral Election in New York after the city itself was the recipient of such hostility. But Trae Young did it in a sporty way. He liked it. He tweeted, “It’s real Love NY..Never had a mayor vote!”
The NBA Twitter is bursting with this news in laughter.
Other players receiving votes were Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets; the trio received one vote each. Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks and Brett Gardner of the Yankees all received votes.
According to ESPN, Julius Randle of the New York Knicks received six votes, RJ Barrett three, and Kemba Walker one vote. The Knicks head coach also received a total of 3 votes.
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