This year’s playoffs served as a coming out party of sorts for Trae Young. In addition to leading the Atlanta Hawks to the NBA Conference Finals, the 22-year-old also revealed a part of his personality that fans didn’t realize he had.
Whether Young was putting Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash in his place or savagely roasting the New York Knicks in three-word tweets, the former Oklahoma standout proved himself to be a genuinely funny guy.
The laughs continued on Monday night, when Team USA Basketball lost its second consecutive outing – this time to Australia.
In response to the stunning defeat, Young sent out this tweet:
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) July 13, 2021
Young’s reaction to the international embarrassment that has been Team USA’s play is understandable. Mind you, the group came into Monday’s showdown against Australia as 17.5-point favorites – only to lose 91-83.
Based on how things have gone so far, it’s safe to assume that this probably won’t be the last time Young roasts Team USA in 2021.
The Bucks owner’s daughter decided to bring 2021 in with a bang by stripping all her clothes off. https://t.co/UgzhEEna4o
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 7, 2021
As for Young himself, it’s remarkable how far the youngster has come in less than a year. It’s easy to forget, but at the start of this season he was at the center of some major drama that had his teammates publicly calling him out. It got so bad that he himself had to come out and vocally address the criticism.
The bad times didn’t last, though. Atlanta’s season rebounded, Young was stellar in the playoffs and now he’s a star once more.
Will Team USA’s fortunes ultimately change as quickly as Young’s did? Time will tell.