“Stop hunting for fouls”: New York Mayor calls out Trae Young after Hawks scrape past Knicks

The NBA 2021 playoffs have officially begun and have been nothing short of amazing. On Sunday, we saw Atlanta Hawks take on the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden.

The Hawks managed to pull through over the Knicks 107-105 with a late game winner by Trae Young who finished with 32 Pts 7 Reb and 10 Ast in his playoff debut. The series is 1-0 in favour of the Hawks.

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Trae Young driving to the basket vs New York Knicks. Source: nyt.com

However, what was exciting was the comments that followed post game. Trae Young, psyched with his clutch shot made several comments post game via NBAonTNT and twitter.

“You know when you’re in the zone, and everyones chanting F u, you know… it got real quiet at the end there,” Trae Young said via NBA on TNT following his game-winner to silence Madison Square Garden.

Young also posted a tweet taking a jab at his haters.

“What they gonna say next?” Trae posted.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio took offence to his comments and came to the Knicks defence.

“Message to Trae Young on behalf of the people in New York City: Stop hunting for fouls, Trae… That hawk’s not gonna fly in New York City. Play the game the right way,” Mayor de Blasio said

Young, who is known for his ability to draw fouls, has been openly criticised previously by several people including Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash.

It seems with these comments, the rivalry between the two teams has drastically increased. It’ll be fun to see both teams go at it again as the Hawks return to MSG on Wednesday 6:30 PM.

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