Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young has once again impressed the whole sports world. In fact, the likes of Damian Lillard, Ja Morant and many other NBA stars can’t believe what he has accomplished.
In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks, Young did not only lead his team to a 116-113 win for the 1-0 lead. The Hawks star also did so in stunning fashion, recording 48 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists.
Young reached multiple NBA feats with his brilliant outing, including tying a LeBron James record for the most points scored in a conference finals game by a player aged 22 or younger.
Sure enough, that performance was more than enough to turn the heads of his peers:
Yea Trae 🔥🔥
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) June 24, 2021
wake them mfs up trae ‼️‼️
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) June 24, 2021
ATL Hawks has to be one of the best NBA stories in recent years!! Especially after what the city went through earlier this year 🙏🏼
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) June 24, 2021
Meanwhile, NBA legend Paul Pierce event went as far as to asking if Trae Young is the best pure point guard in the league today.
Omg Is he the best point Gaurd in the league 🤔talking pure pg not 2gaurds posing as pgs
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) June 24, 2021
Other NBA vets simply couldn’t believe the level the Hawks guard is playing at.
Trae Young has been so cold they’re not even talking about this man anymore lol #NBAPlayoffs #bucksvshawks
— Thon Maker ™ (@ThonMaker14) June 24, 2021
Trae is WILDIN’ right now!
— Damion Lee (@Dami0nLee) June 24, 2021
Trae gotta chill🤦🏾♂️
— Jarred Vanderbilt (@JVando) June 24, 2021
Young played with so much swagger in Game 1 and it showed when he even did a shimmy before launching a 3-pointer. It was a disrespectful and savage gesture that even got Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James going crazy.
❄️ CHILL THE HELL OUT MAN!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 24, 2021
It is only Game 1 and there is still a long way to go in the series, but Hawks fans are surely ecstatic and brimming with optimism that the franchise will finally be able to reach the promised land with Young leading the charge.