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“Knicks are gonna teach you a lesson”: New York City mayor warns Trae Young

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Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young silenced New York City with a final second game-winning shot a couple of days ago. The youngster, with his antics to counter abusive chants against him, is now an enemy in the eyes of the city. The city’s mayor also had a few words for the player regarding the questionable methods of drawing fouls on the court.

"Knicks are gonna teach you a lesson": New York City mayor warns Trae Young

Trae Young entered history books with a sensational playoff debut at the iconic Madison Square Garden. He only became the fourth player to record over 30 points and 10 assists in his postseason debut.

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The player was called out by the rough Garden crowd who were witnessing playoffs action for the first time in eight years. Following a chorus of “F*** Trae Young” chants, it was the 23-year-old who had the last laugh with his decisive shot that gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead in the series.

With Game 2 set to tip-off tomorrow, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio called out Young during a news conference.

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de Blasio was far from pleased with the methods that the guard was employing to draw fouls in his favour. He cautioned Young to start playing the game the right way.

“Trae Young, on behalf of people in New York City and anyone who cares about actually playing basketball the right way, stop hunting for fouls, Trae,” said de Blasio. “I wanna quote Steve Nash, one of the great players, great coaches. He says, ‘That’s not basketball.’

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“Trae, Trae, that Hawk’s not gonna fly in New York City,” added de Blasio. “Come on. Play the game the right way. See if you can win. I think the Knicks are gonna teach you a lesson.” de Blasio added

Steve Nash had called out Trae Young for his foul drawing antics

Trae Young could be seen drawing fouls by stopping his dribble with the ball and backing up to the player behind him. The move was criticized by Steve Nash earlier this season during Nets’ bout against the Hawks.

The Hawks star turned the criticism around by claiming that he learned to use this particular method from Nash himself.

“I learned a lot about drawing fouls from him. If he says it’s not basketball, he must’ve been saying it about himself because he’s done it a couple of times throughout his career and was so successful,” he said.

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