Sunday Social: Trae Young shines as he records his career-high

After appearing in his first career All-Star game, Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young has continued his rapid ascension coming out of the break.

Trae Young started in the 2020 NBA All-Star game, many griped about it because it was fans who voted him in, and his team currently resides in the bottom-five in the association. However, Young did not let the criticism dissuade him from putting on a show, as he swished an impressive heave from far beyond the arc, 40-feet to be exact.

Like many rising stars from the past, Young is using his success from All-Star weekend as a springboard. In his first game after the break, he registered a new career-high, scoring an efficient 50 points. In his follow-up performance, Young posted half that scoring total, 25.

Young led the Hawks to wins in both contests, earning victories over the Heat and Mavericks.

Wild stuff

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That’s wild, @stuffmagic!

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Not so Spurs-esque

The Rockets now have four former Thunder players under contract

https://twitter.com/MKESZN/status/1229552982741704704?s=20

Sticking with super small ball

Good question?

Just a champ and his coyote

A series of unfortunate events

Oh Bill

This sums up how the NBA works

Remember your manners, please

Ingles is taking a strong stance

https://twitter.com/Joeingles7/status/1229847590906163200?s=20

This description could fit a lot of different teams

https://twitter.com/Leestewart281/status/1231072538089881600?s=20

It makes ZERO sense

Are the Rockets days in H-Town numbered?

https://twitter.com/TheSlanderGawwd/status/1229860225076715524?s=20

The Withdraw was Real

Phenomenal Point

LeBron James receives far too much criticism for his Finals record, the above accurately depicts the situation.

It’s good to be kind

https://twitter.com/kendrakay1225/status/1231069489275510784?s=20

Jokic is moving up the social pecking order

Giant Grammatical Fail

LOOPHOLES!

No Sleep for Shaq

This is where things stand in Detroit

The Clips are in a bad spot right now

Elite company

https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/1230743897426382849?s=20

Good ole jersey exchange

Serious shade alert

https://twitter.com/TheTraeYoung/status/1230717843878006784?s=20

Russ’ facial expressions in this video are classic

https://twitter.com/HoustonRockets/status/1231444825632845824?s=20

Does this count as tampering?

https://twitter.com/thebig3/status/1231450539021352962?s=20

*Inserts chin-scratching emoji*

That winning feeling

https://twitter.com/ATLHawks/status/1231419360851480577?s=20

Ending on a high note

Sticking with Trae Young, this week’s high note is a photo of Young receiving his community assist award, shared by Hawks legend Dikembe Mutombo.

Next: Who's the leading candidate for Rookie of the Year Morant or Zion?

Have a great week, and check back next Sunday for the latest edition of Sunday Social.

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