Trae Young added insult to injury for Giannis Antetokounmpo with a shimmy and 3-pointer, and the Greek Freak wasn’t pleased.
The Atlanta Hawks started their 3rd straight series with a road win over their opponents as the #5 seed. Trae Young had been tearing it up in the 2 previous rounds by himself, but this performance was on a new level.
Ice Trae announced to the league that he’s afraid of no one with a virtuoso outing tonight. He’s the first player to crack 45 points and 10 assists in a Conference Finals game in league history. And the manner in which he got there was, if anything, even more nuts.
Trae Young was facing his toughest defensive challenge of the postseason yet. The Hawks started their campaign off against a great defense in the New York Knicks in quicksilver fashion.
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Most of us expected the Hawks star to fold against the Sixers’ stifling defense. And the early signs weren’t really too pretty. Trae went on a lean run during the first 3 games of the series after 1 good half.
But his eventual bounce-back and clutch shots served to get the Hawks over the line to the Conference Finals.
Giannis copies Trae Young’s shimmy on Bucks bench indignantly
Ice Trae had tons of moments throughout the game, but the most viral one was when he crossed up Jrue Holiday and shimmied before hitting an open 3-pointer. This and-1 mixtape move was certified nasty by King James himself, among other NBA players.
TRAE YOUNG IS SO DISRESPECTFUL 💀
He hits the shimmy before taking a 3 pic.twitter.com/kZHiUOTTnq
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 24, 2021
There was an obvious reaction to this from Giannis as the Bucks took the bench in the next timeout. The Greek Freak definitely doesn’t like another star coming into his own building and finessing him and his teammates.
Giannis not pleased with Trae’s shimmy pic.twitter.com/BelNOTWeNg
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) June 24, 2021
Giannis may not like it, but Trae looks like he has every chance of upsetting the Milwaukee Bucks’ Finals chances. There’s nothing about this young man’s game that looks unsustainable through a 7-game series.