Nobody loved Trae Young's game-winner more than his dad ... because Pops celebrated his son's huge feat like a little kid -- and the awesome reaction was all caught on video!!!
Just seconds after the Atlanta Hawks superstar plunged a dagger into the Knicks by hitting a floater with .09 ticks on the clock ... Trae's father, Rayford Young, called out to his boy.
Trae Young’s dad was so proud of his son after his game-winner 🙌(via @OmarESPN) pic.twitter.com/VcgGkY4UaA— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 24, 2021
Trae Young’s dad was so proud of his son after his game-winner 🙌(via @OmarESPN) pic.twitter.com/VcgGkY4UaA
"Trae! Trae!" Rayford yelled.
And, as soon as Trae acknowledged the love -- Rayford went crazy!!!
Check out the clip ... Dad couldn't have been more proud -- smiling, laughing, slapping hands with friends and family, and even letting out a "f*** yeah!" scream!!!
Trae, of course, loved the moment too ... because after he had been serenaded with "f*** Trae Young" chants all game long -- he let the crowd at Madison Square Garden have it as well!
TRAE YOUNG SHUT THE GARDEN UP AFTER “FU” chants during game. pic.twitter.com/9ikFZO5SMO— 𝐇𝐎𝐎𝐏𝐒 (@HoopMixOnly) May 24, 2021
TRAE YOUNG SHUT THE GARDEN UP AFTER “FU” chants during game. pic.twitter.com/9ikFZO5SMO
He shushed them and then screamed, "It's quiet in here!"
Cameras caught him talkin' more smack on his way back into the locker room after the 107-105 win, too ... with Trae saying, "It got real quiet in there!"
"Next one."🤫🤫-@TheTraeYoung pic.twitter.com/e41Knsyl53— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) May 24, 2021
"Next one."🤫🤫-@TheTraeYoung pic.twitter.com/e41Knsyl53
It was a HUGE night for Young -- playing in his first-ever playoff game, he scored 32 points and logged 10 assists and 7 rebounds.
Game 2 is set for Wednesday ... and if there's an encore performance from Trae -- somebody PLEASE make sure we get a camera near Rayford!!!