Trae Young speaks out on his latest goggles look
Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young has a new gear after injuring his eye in last Sunday’s win versus the Indiana Pacers. Young rocked a pair of goggles versus the Orlando Magic on Tuesday and it looked like it didn’t bother him at all as the rising star had 25 points, five rebounds, and seven assists.
The Hawks handily beat the Magic, 112-96.
Goggles Trae with 25 points and 7 assists tonight. Brand partnership coming soon? pic.twitter.com/eKv2hUPplf
— Boardroom (@boardroom) April 21, 2021
Goggles Trae > pic.twitter.com/UzCCYgLSBJ
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 20, 2021
To everyone’s surprise, the Hawks are the fourth best team in the Eastern Conference and are poised to make the postseason. If they continue to win in the next few weeks, Young will make his NBA Playoffs debut. The 22-year-old spitfire was averaging career-highs of 25.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 9.5 assists per game prior to facing off against the Magic.
As for his injury, the goggles are for precautionary use so he doesn’t hurt his eyes once again. Young said there’s a bruise under his eyelid but this doesn’t seem like it’ll keep him out of a game or two unless he somehow hurts it again.
Trae Young said he injured his right eyelid last game trying to split a screen; caught an accidental elbow from Okongwu. He wore goggles tonight.
"It's bruised pretty bad under my eyelid & so just wanted to make sure it didn't get hit again, because that would hurt pretty bad."
— Sarah K. Spencer (@sarah_k_spence) April 21, 2021
The Hawks are going to be interesting to watch moving forward. They’ve won eight of their last 10 games and will face the New York Knicks on Wednesday—arguably the hottest team today. The Hawks’ other upcoming games will be against the Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons, and back-to-back games versus the top seed in the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia 76ers.
While those games make up for a tough schedule, there’s no question that Trae Young and the Hawks will put up a fight, goggles or no goggles.