NY Knicks fans mocked Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young by chanting “Trae is balding” during game 2 of the NBA playoffs Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
The taunting was enough to throw the 22-year-old superstar off his game as the Knicks coasted to a 101-92 win to tie the series at 1-1.
Wednesday’s playoffs win was the first for the Knicks since 2013.
Trae’s unruly hair has been the subject of discussion since he entered the league as a first round draft pick in 2018.
One sports blogger noted his flyaway hair looked like “the stuff that get caught in the shower drain.”
In a post titled, “It’s time to talk about Trae Young’s hair,” the blogger noted Trae’s receding hairline and his balding dome.
Even before the game 2 started at Madison Square Garden, Knicks fans received handouts urging them to chant “Trae is balding!”
Twitter user @jaklap wrote, the “entire garden has been handed these.”
entire garden has been handed these pic.twitter.com/JmZDkD5GFx
— Jaklap (@Jaklap) May 26, 2021