Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) warms up before a game against the Dallas Mavericks Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Dallas.
Photo: Richard W. Rodriguez/AP
Photo: Richard W. Rodriguez/AP

Trae Young has presidential moment at All-Star weekend

Trae Young’s NBA All-Star weekend got off to a presidential start on Friday.

The Hawks point guard met former President Barack Obama at an NBA Cares event in Chicago as the two, and Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson, worked a station to fill back packs with school supplies.

The two had a chance to talk during the event. The former president thinks the Hawks’ fortunes will turn for the better.

“He just loves watching me,” Young told reporters was asked about the conversation with Obama. “He watches me all the time, and he said how it’s going to turn for the Hawks. It’s crazy he knew all the different things about me.”


Young is the Hawks’ lone representative at all-star weekend. He will compete in the Rising Stars game on Friday, compete in the 3-point contest as part of the Skills Challenge on Saturday and will start in the All-Star Game on Sunday.

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