Trae Young Calls Out Opponent For Dangerous Play, Gets a Cold & Sarcastic Response Instead

Published 12/27/2020, 5:01 PM EST
Dec 11, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) shoots behind Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz (20) during the first half at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


There are already several claims being made that the NBA has become too soft, and the internet is now taking shots at Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young for the same reason. Young tweeted a GIF from his recent game and called out Memphis Grizzlies’ Grayson Allen for dangerous play, and the latter responded in a different way. 

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The Atlanta Hawks played the Grizzlies on Saturday night and came out with a ten-point victory in their road game. Right as the game was heading towards its final seconds, Trae Young had possession for the Hawks and dribbled towards the basket when he faced a double team from Grayson Allen and Dillon Brooks. 

As Young tried to dribble past the double team, Allen tried to catch him from behind and tripped the point guard. The Hawks player received a foul in his favor and later vented his frustration on Twitter. 

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Grayson Allen sends Hawks’ Trae Young a cheeky reply

Trae Young was fuming about the dangerous play from 25-year-old Allen and wrote ‘This gotta stop’ on Twitter. He clearly isn’t entertained by his opponent’s methods to retrieve the ball, but Allen and a few others on the internet took a dig at Young for his soft mentality. 

For starters, Grayson Allen ignited the fire as he shared Trae Young’s tweet and responded in a saucy manner. “Damn that must’ve really really hurt. I’m sorry. I hope you’re okay,” the shooting guard wrote. 

A lot of fans expressed their opinion on the play and it favored either player. Several users criticized Trae Young for being too soft and registered their explicit comments against him. 

On the other hand, Grayson Allen is infamous for his dirty plays, and one user was specific in pointing it out. In fact, there’s a compilation of his dangerous and dirty plays on the court. Watch it below: 

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Coming back to the Trae Young foul, another user on Twitter posted a valuable clip in the comments section which shows Allen attempting to trip Young off his balance twice. 

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The game ended shortly after the moment, and the Hawks ran away with victory. Trae Young led all scorers with 36 points to his name and had the last laugh against his opponents. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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