Maybe Trae Young’s performance in the Atlanta Hawks’ first round 2020-21 NBA playoff series against the New York Knicks was enough to sway one voter in New York City.
In November’s election, Young received one write-in vote to be New York’s next mayor, according to the New York City Board of Elections report that was released Wednesday. In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round series against the Knicks, Young hit the winner while Madison Square Garden fans chanted “F– Trae Young.” Young put a finger to his lips to shush the crowd.
Trae Young might have owned the Garden during the 2020-21 NBA playoffs, but could a mayoral run be in his future? Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images
Then, in September, Young was back in the Garden for WWE Smackdown.
While Young received just one vote, the Knicks could have formed a solid voting bloc.