Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young had some words to say to a ref “mocking” his team's bench in a game against the Phoenix Suns.
🤔… Hmm Interesting.
I get fined though😂🤐 #WhyIsItPersonal https://t.co/sfwxeswiuu
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) November 7, 2021
In the video, the referee could be seen making the “cry baby” motion towards the Hawks' bench. This caused Young to wonder why he was the one getting fined for certain gestures, emotions, or words during games when officials could be seen doing the same.
The Atlanta Hawks star is well-known for his on-court antics and motions, especially after last season's playoff series against the New York Knicks. Young faced harsh words and actions from the fans of Madison Square Garden, with many yelling curse words, making fun of his hair, and even spitting on him. Depicted as the villain of the Knicks, the point guard accepted all criticism and hate that came his way and led the Hawks to a 4-1 victory. He left Madison Square Garden with a bow that became iconic.
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The Hawks are currently 4-6 this season and also ended up losing that game against the Suns. With the NBA's new rules on fouls, Trae Young has certainly been a victim of it, as his scoring average has dipped to 23.3 points per game. Yet don't count this team out from making a playoff push, just as they did last year.