The legend of Trae Young’s magical 2021 NBA Playoff run reached a fever pitch, with his crazy game 1 performance against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Young shot just about whatever bucket he wanted, particularly his patented floater over the Bucks defense. Trae was so good, even made a fool out of one of the best defensive guards in the league in Jrue Holiday. Ice Trae faked left, freezing Holiday’s ankles and forcing him to backpedal further away from guarding Young. Once the Atlanta Hawks point guard dribbled right, he was wide open for the 3. So open, in fact, that Trae had time to shake and shimmy his shoulders before swishing a trifecta over the helpless arm of Bobby Portis.
This would lead to a career night for Young: a playoff career-high 48 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists and a shocking W. When asked about the shimmy after the game, Trae simply said “I had a lot of time.”
Young rocked his signature adidas Trae Young 1 sneaker this game, which he debuted in the 2021 NBA Playoffs.
There isn’t tech info or release info for the shoes at the time of writing, but you can find his “Ice Trae” colorway worn in this game posted over at GOAT.
Cover image via Yahoo Sports