It’s been a whirlwind week for Trae Young, and it’s not even close to being over. In addition to entering the All-Star break on a two-fight winning streak, Young appeared in a trailer for a new Netflix movie starring Adam Sandler. Tonight he has the 3-Point Contest and tomorrow the NBA All-Star Game.
But sandwiched between his busy schedule, the 23-year-old made a quick detour to Norman, Oklahoma, where Norman North High School picked up his jersey. Discover the incredible videos and photos of this memorable evening.
Well deserved, “Ice Trae”. As much as Young is #TrueToAtlanta, he never forgets where he came from. Despite his young age, the Oklahoma legend has a long history of philanthropic and charitable endeavours. As well as building the largest multi-sports complex in Norman history, he was also credited with saving the life of Julius Jones.
The night was full of pomp and circumstance. In front of 2,000 people in the crowded high school gymnasium, Young admitted he had always dreamed of having his jersey retired. He added, “I always want to represent you all,” he told the crowd. “And I will continue to represent the best that I can.”
Of course, Adidas was not going to miss an opportunity to celebrate one of its star athletes. The popularity of the Adidas Trae Young 1 is well documented. Young’s first signature sneaker can’t stay on the shelves for more than a few minutes, and last night will only add to the hype. Especially since Migos rapper Quavo wore a custom pair during the NBA Celebrity Game.
It’s been an incredible season for Young. He’s averaging 27.8 points and 9.3 assists per game and is on track for All-NBA honors. But we still have 30% of the regular season left, and you know the point guard is going to make a lot of noise in the playoffs.
We’ll keep you posted on how Young performs in the 3-Point Contest and All-Star Game. Stay locked in to Sports Illustrated’s AllHawks.com for the latest news, highlights and analysis.
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