“Father’s Day Came Early”: Hawks Fans Ecstatic as Trae Young Owns Knicks on WWE SmackDown

Published 09/11/2021, 11:56 AM EDT


Trae Young has arguably become the most hated man in New York ever since his performances in the playoffs led to the elimination of the New York Knicks. That series triggered a social media narrative of a villain Trae Young costing Knicks their chance at the title.

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During the series, there were several instances of unethical behavior by New York fans. They did everything they could to distract Young from his focus on the game, including offensive chants and spitting at him. While Trae took the hate like a professional, he knew he would be back in that city. And now that he is back, he made it a point to make a bold statement.

Upon his surprising guest appearance on WWE Smackdown, Young made sure he posted a momentous picture of this occasion on Instagram. His followers and fans went wild in the comments section.

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Fans go crazy in the comments of the Instagram post by Trae Young

While a lot of players and celebrities commented on this post, it was the battle between fans that was the most eye-catching. Most of the Atlanta fanbase defended Trae Young and hyped him up for making a bold statement like this. Some referred to the day as ‘Father’s Day,’ implying a father went to spend time with his child.

Knicks fans did not hold back on their hate towards Trae Young. Some fans tried to bring back the chants used in the playoffs series last season. While some called him a lollipop.

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Some Knicks fans got so salty that they started making comments on the way he looks. They said things like “Bald Bum”, and called him soft and a certified villain.

Turns out Young’s guest appearance implied two things. First, that he has embraced the role of a villain in New York, considering that he came all the way to the exact venue where the hatred began. And second, that the New York fans are far from forgiving Trae Young for truly balling out in the playoff series last season.

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Will they eventually get over it? Or is Trae Young going to be a villain throughout his career now?

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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