Atlanta Hawks superstar Trae Young made a surprise appearance at the WWE Smackdown event at Madison Square Garden. Clearly, New York Knicks fans are still feeling sour about Young’s performance during the postseason.
Young, who was booed relentlessly during the entire series, earned himself even more negative attention when he walked out of the tunnel at MSG during the Smackdown.
Trae Young is back at The Garden?
— Knicks Videos (@sny_knicks) September 11, 2021
Young was the primary catalyst behind ending the Knicks’ season prematurely, a surprising place the starving franchise found themselves in despite a lack of talent at multiple spots. Having secured the 4th Seed in the Eastern conference, Young turn into a different player as the postseason rolled along, averaging 29.2 points and 9.8 assists per game, embracing the role of the villain. The series was littered with wrongful events, including one fan spitting toward Trae and another creating flyers indicating his hair loss.
However, the Knicks made it a priority to get better this off-season, injecting funds into the point guard position and signing sharpshooter Evan Fournier to help serve at guard and small forward.
With the retention of several players and the addition of quality scores, the Hawks will have a more difficult time taking on the Knicks in the future, but we can be sure of one thing, Young will continue to hear the boo’s from fans at MSG, and rightfully so.
Hilariously, Young was ejected from the SmackDown event after attacking Rey Mysterio. The fans got the last laugh at the end of the day as they watched Young somberly walk backstage and disappear until his next performance against the Knicks commences.