Finally, the Hawks have a starter in the All-Star Game, and it couldn’t have gone to a more deserving candidate. Trae Young will be representing the East as one of the Conference’s two starting guards, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported just moments ago.
Due to the Hawks gaudy record (11-34, the worst mark in the NBA), talking heads with nothing better to do were attempting to take their shots at Trae Young, stating no player on the worst team in the league should be considered an All-Star. Well, the fans, the coaches, and the players seem to disagree.
Frankly, that kind of talk is straight disrespectful to someone that has done nothing but break records since his rookie year. He’s third in the league in scoring and fourth in assists. I don’t know how anyone could possibly think he’s not an All-Star. It’s not his fault the hand he’s been dealt – an incredibly young squad, second and third best players missing for extended periods (at the same time), along with a poorly constructed roster in general. Trae Young is Atlanta’s basketball superstar, the first one since Dominique Wilkins, and it’s going to be a pleasure to watch him compete during All-Star weekend.