One NBA superstar believes his time is now, with Trae Young predicting the Hawks to hoist the trophy come this time next year. He’s quickly getting ripped by basketball fans.
The Nuggets weren’t a likely champion at season’s start, entering the year with 16/1 odds. That ranked 10th in the league, behind teams like the Celtics, Warriors, Lakers, and Heat.
They defied the odds throughout the season, landing the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference before finishing off a postseason run with a title.
Trae Young is hoping to see a similar result for Atlanta next year.
He posted a message on Twitter during the Nuggets’ trophy ceremony, which is now being blasted by fans.
We Next! 💍🏆
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) June 13, 2023
“We next,” Young wrote on social media, though he doesn’t appear to have the support of many around the league.
Most seem to remember the Atlanta team from 2023 that went just 41-41 and fell in the first round of the NBA playoffs. They quickly reminded him of that fact.
— Freezing Cold Takes (@OldTakesExposed) June 13, 2023
400+ bookmarks 😭 pic.twitter.com/wVHlvQFfUd
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) June 13, 2023
Stay off the weeeeed….
Respectfully Trae pic.twitter.com/F806IypZ9S
— FanDuel Canada (@FanDuelCanada) June 13, 2023
Stephen A. made a few appearances in the comments section.
Good one bro 💀 pic.twitter.com/FCxkTvcUFg
— Giovanni Rosello (@LuckyGio2) June 13, 2023
We are all laughing.
— KnicksMuse (@KnicksMuse) June 13, 2023
It’s been a while since the Hawks won a title, though Trae Young thinks he can bring the franchise its first championship since 1958. That came 10 years before the team moved to Atlanta.
Trae this was the Hawks last time we won 😭 pic.twitter.com/FSBaQYV4ZJ
— Austin (@AustinPlanet) June 13, 2023
NBA fans can be absolutely brutal.
— Corn Deleted Tweets (@DeletedCornTwt) June 13, 2023
Vegas doesn’t have much faith in the Hawks, either. Atlanta currently holds 50/1 odds to win the 2024 NBA championship.
We’ll see if Trae Young can prove the haters wrong next season.