Trae Young says he was ‘starstruck’ meeting Doris Burke
Trae Young is no stranger to celebrities. The Atlanta Hawks lottery pick (well technically the Dallas Mavericks, but you get the drift) has barely even laced his NBA sneakers and he already has a signed jersey from Kobe Bryant, a deep discussion with Stephen Curry, as well as run-ins with the likes of rap group Migos and rapper/entrepreneur Pharrell Williams.
But the former Oklahoma Sooners point guard claims that the only time he was ever been starstruck – was getting to meet Doris Burke.
On the Instagram account of Trae Young, the 19-year-old acknowledged that it was a “dream come true” for him and that all of the amazing people he’s met paled in comparison to seeing the ESPN analyst in person.
— ESPN (@espn) July 13, 2018
The 15-year veteran broadcaster became the first woman to become a full time NBA analyst last year (for ESPN) after being a courtside reporter and spot analyst for years, and also was a recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. With the NBA regular season on a break, she has been part of the rotating cast of commentators covering the daily spate of Summer League games this offseason.
Prior to becoming an analyst, Doris Burke was an accomplished basketball star (known by her maiden name “Doris Sable” back then) for the Manasquan Warriors high school basketball team, playing the point for the community public high school. Which explains why she could do behind the back dribbles and display her impeccable ball handling – while on high heels like it’s nothing.