Trae Young continued to spar with New York Knicks fans during Wednesday night’s game at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Young has gone back-and-forth with Knicks fans throughout his Atlanta Hawks’ first-round playoff series. He said after the Hawks’ Game 1 win that he enjoyed Knicks fans targeting him with vulgar chants. Young then was taunted in Game 2 by Knicks fans about balding.
That wasn’t all. Young was also spit at by a Knicks fan in Game 2.
So as his Hawks were looking to close out the series in Game 4 on Wednesday, Young mocked Knicks fans.
He shushed them with a “quiet” signal after making an impressive bucket in the fourth quarter.
Trae had to let MSG know after this bucket pic.twitter.com/7mO8bIrB2Y
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 3, 2021
He also teased a fan about spitting on him.
"Are you gonna spit on me next?" – Trae to the crowd. He didn’t forget
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) June 3, 2021
The NBA went more than a year without a large amount of fans at most games. Young is showing that having an antagonistic presence sometimes brings out the best in competitors, such as himself.