During Game 2 of the first-round playoff series between the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics, fans in Boston chanted “overrated!” at one of Atlanta’s star players, Trae Young. The chants began during the second half of the game, which the Hawks were losing by double digits. Young has been a standout player for the Hawks, leading the team to the playoffs for the first time in four years, but has struggled during the series against the Celtics. Despite the chanting, Young finished the game with 21 points and 11 assists, though it wasn’t enough to overcome the Celtics’ lead. The Hawks lost to the Celtics 108-105 in Game 2, tying the series at 1-1. NBA fans on social media criticized the Boston fans for their behavior, calling it disrespectful and immature. Others praised Young for remaining focused despite the chanting and continuing to play well.
Today: December 2, 2023