NY Knicks: Reggie Bullock Tweet claps back at Trae Young

Trae Young, New York Knicks. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports
Trae Young, New York Knicks. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports /

The Knicks evened their series with the Atlanta Hawks last night but Trae Young didn’t seem too worried.

Young, who has been embracing his villainous role at Madison Square Garden, has been the center of endless torment and trash talk from Knicks fans.

After the final buzzer on Wednesday night, Trae Young was seen yelling “I’ll see you in the A!” to the Garden crowd as he exited the court.

Both of these teams are feeling confident, and the trash talk feels like it’s going to ramp up even more down in ATL.

NY Knicks: Reggie Bullock responds to Trae Young

Young hasn’t been the only one talking. Reggie Bullock is clearly here for all the smoke.

You could say this is simply Reggie Bullock tweeting out his confidence… but recent history suggests that he saw Trae Young yelling “I’ll see you in the A”.

New York is feeling good about their defense that held Atlanta to just 35 points in the 2nd half.

Bullock has stirred the pot already.

After Game 1, Bullock commented on a Bleacher Report video of Trae Young talking about how quiet the Garden got after losing the game. Bullock commented a cryptic “note-taking” emoji… very clearly stirring the pot.

This may be the social media age, but we’re starting to see the bad blood spill onto the court.

Early in Game 2, Bullock committed a hard foul on De’Andre Hunter that was ruled a flagrant foul.

Trae Young was the most vocal in defending Hunter immediately after the play. Taj Gibson was clearly bothered by Young’s talk and got in the mix as well.

Trae Young is having himself quite the series, posting back-to-back 30 point games. Young and the Hawks were hitting plenty of difficult shots in the first half, but the Knicks stepped up their defense in the 2nd half. Atlanta scored just 17 points in the 4th quarter.

Reggie Bullock hit two of the biggest shots of the night, draining two 3-pointers in the final minutes of the game.

Before the game even started, Derrick Rose commented on how the energy of the Madison Square Garden crowd and the profane chants directed at Trae Young is part of the game, Rose said, 

"The league has gotten so soft … The crowd is supposed to do that. his reaction is supposed to be that way. I mean, that’s what I’m used to. … You want to talk shit, talk shit. It’s alright, but next game it’s going to be tougher”"

This is already shaping up to be the most heated series of the NBA Playoffs, and we’re only at Game 3. The show goes on tomorrow night in Atlanta.

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