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Trae Young On Knicks Fans At MSG: “At The End Of The Day, Fans Can Only Talk. They Can't Guard Me."

Credit: Getty Images 

Credit: Getty Images 

Trae Young was one of the NBA stars who made his playoffs debut on Sunday, starting things well after beating the New York Knicks at the Madison Square Garden. While the New Yorkers were expected to be the biggest story of the game, Young stole the spotlight and beat the 4th seed in the East with a big performance. 

Fans were anything but kind to the guard, but he took things personally and made the Knickerbockers pay, making a clutch shot that gave his team the win. After the match was over, Young reminded people that they were booing him. He wanted to listen to that again after hitting a floater to end the Knicks' hopes. 

“I wanted to hear those F-U chants again,” Young said in his postgame interview with TNT. 

Moreover, when talking with reporters, he doubled down on those comments. He sent a big message to the fans, making it clear that they aren't on the court to defend him (1:27).

“I’ve always looked at it is I’m doing something right,” Young said on his postgame Zoom. “If I’m offending them with my play that they hate me that much, I’m obviously doing something right.

“I just got to let my play do the talking. At the end of the day, fans can only talk. They can’t guard me. They’re not out there playing.”

He was clutch against Tom Thibodeau and co., scoring 13 points in the 4th quarter, including the last shot that sealed the deal for the Atlanta Hawks. Young finished with 32 points, 7 rebounds, 10 assists and 15K enemies after the 107-105 win.

Now the Hawks are 1-0, stealing home-court advantage. This is what people wanted to see these playoffs, exciting games with plenty of emotions, and so far, not a single duel has disappointed.