Trae Young WILL be on the NBA All-Star team after all.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced earlier today that Young, from the Atlanta Hawks, and Scottie Barnes from the Toronto Raptors will be injury replacements on the Eastern Conference team for the upcoming All-Star Game in Indianapolis.
Young and Barnes will replace Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) and Julius Randle (New York Knicks). This will be Young’s third NBA All-Star appearance.
Young’s omission from the first announcement infuriated fans and even some players who thought he should have been included in the originally announced lineup. Team members Stephen Curry and LeBron James stated support for Young during the snub.
NBA star Kevin Garnett, who has 15 All-Star appearances to his credit, congratulated both players for landing this year’s game.
“That’s why you keep dominating after the “snub”..they watchin,” he said on X/Twitter.
Young himself, posted a message to his fans on social media.
To all my fans, all my beautiful fans, thank you! I said it before & im going to say it again, been a star, still a star, & always going to be. Catch you in Indy❄️