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Hawks’ Trae Young shows off ‘Masked Trae’ in quarantine


Atlanta Hawks young star Trae Young is taking the masked-look to a whole new level.

The 21-year-old Hawks point guard made sure to keep his style in check amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as he shared a shirtless photo of himself while wearing a face mask and a colorful hat on Friday. He dubbed the ensemble as “Masked Trae” complete with ice flake emojis and the hashtag #QuarantineWork.

Like the rest of the NBA, Trae Young is finding innovative ways to keep himself entertained during his self-quarantine. The one-time All-Star first dabbled into streaming video games on Twitch and said he might be a professional gamer once this is all over.

Young even tried to kill the boredom by participating in a “shooting contest” in his living room, firing away tube socks to a laundry bin.

Prior to the suspension, Young blossomed into a legitimate superstar in just his second year in the pros. Young normed  29.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 9.3 assists, and 1.1 steals while shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from downtown in 60 games.

Social distancing, meanwhile, is as important as ever, considering the number of infected people all over the world growing by the day. A total of 10 NBA players with positive cases have been confirmed, after five unidentified players — three from the Brooklyn Nets and two from the Los Angeles Lakers — were revealed earlier this week.

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant and Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart recently admitted that they have also tested positive, while Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, as well as Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons, are the three other known cases.

That number could increase in the following weeks, as the league continues to test all teams.