There’s choking in primetime and then there’s what Trae Young did in Game 1 for the Atlanta Hawks going up against the Miami Heat. Despite the Hawks being the No. 8 seed, fans were hopeful that Young would be able to lead the squad to an upset win.
The opposite was the case, as Miami cruised to a 115-91 victory. For Young, he had a game to forget and people are blasting him for it on social media.
Trae Young was downright terrible in Game 1 vs. Miami
On Sunday, Young finished with a lowly eight points, going 1-of-12 from the floor. That’s the kind of shooting performance you’d see during a YMCA game, not in the playoffs from one of the best shooters around.
Trae Young got outscored by Kevin Knox in a playoff game 💀
— dean 🦂 (@DeanScorpion_) April 17, 2022
Welcome to Miami, Trae Young pic.twitter.com/E3PFZA6WIc
— Mink Flow (@currypistonn) April 17, 2022
“TRAE YOUNG IS AN ELITE PLAYOFF RISER” 😭😭😭😭💀… pic.twitter.com/2w6rUsvQdm
— Baby Curry (@Curry18Baby) April 17, 2022
Kyle Lowry vs. Trae Young pic.twitter.com/6OpT2Eeg16
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) April 17, 2022
Trae Young in 29 minutes tonight :
▫️1/12 from the field (8.3 FG%)
▫️0/7 from 3
Without a doubt one of the worst playoff performances of all time by a Star player. pic.twitter.com/VveDHDYZTt
— HaterMuse (@HaterMuse) April 17, 2022
I’m supposed to respect Trae Young when his team just got packed up by this MF’er??? 😭 pic.twitter.com/bBSdxTigT0
— The HEAT Miser; 15 to go. (@TylerWallsNBA) April 17, 2022
This was easily one of the worst games of Young’s career. He just couldn’t do much of anything against Miami, which no one was expecting. Young is a certified baller. For him to only connect on one field goal in a playoff game is something no one saw coming.
If anything, NBA fans out there were probably expecting Young to ball out in this one and have Atlanta in a position to try and record an upset win late in the action. Young let everyone down in a major way and he’s hearing all about it right now.
If the Hawks want to try and take home a victory in Game 2, Young will need to do a 180 from Sunday’s performance. If he struggles once again, Young can fully expect even more hate to come his way.