Trae Young is still on cloud nine after her beautiful campaign of playoffs. He established himself as a star of the league, signed a contract for 200 million, and saw his partner John Collins extend … So obviously, he no longer hesitates to express his ambition … by snubbing a little Luka Doncic.
Since the beginning of his career, Trae Young has been constantly compared to Luka Doncic, with whom he was traded on the evening of the 2018 Draft. And if the Slovenian prodigy obviously shows all-time potential, to imagine him among the best players of all time within 20 years is not crazy, the Hawks leader has also shown great things in the playoffs. Some doubted it, but he’s a winner, he has proven it several times over the past few months!
If Luka never managed to pass the first round of the playoffs, the fault in particular Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, Ice Trae was invited to the conference final for his first postseason, which gave him great ambition for the rest of his career… He no longer wants to hear from his Mavericks counterpart, he wants to be mentioned with Steve Nash and other legends. He spoke on the show The Shop.
The comparison to Luka doesn’t annoy me as much as people think. People dream of a rivalry between him and me. But personally, I fight with Allen Iverson, Steve Nash, Chris Paul… That’s my state of mind for the future. I want to be one of the best players in history, that’s what I’m fighting for.
When I retire I want to be seen as an idol in the NBA, and I also want to be a role model in life for younger people. People want to play the comparison game, that’s not my problem, I want to be at the top of my job. I am not there yet, I have a long way to go, but it is my ambition for the future.
Trae Young feels himself growing wings since his good performance in the playoffs, and he already sees himself with Allen Iverson, Steve Nash, or even Chris Paul in the all-time hierarchy… Intentional choice or awkwardness, he cited three players without the slightest title of NBA champion, which will take some pressure off the result!
Trae Young is going to have to maintain this rhythm for many years if he wants really to be in the same category as the mentioned players… And it is not impossible!