Trae Young literally (okay, figuratively) shot out the building lights in Game 6 against the Philadelphia 76ers.
NBA fans are used to seeing Trae Young turn off the lights every time he walks onto the court. In Game 6 against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night, the Atlanta Hawks star took it to a whole new level.
At the end of the fourth quarter, Young hit a ridiculous inclined 3-pointer to bring the Hawks within one point with 1:59 to play.
The local crowd at State Farm Arena roared in approval, the Sixers were forced to call a timeout to regroup and it looked like Atlanta was about to steal Game 6 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.
And then the lights in the building went out as soon as the waiting time was up.
NBA Twitter erupted with jokes from Trae Young after the power went out
Although the lights had been turned off, the Hawks fans in the stadium didn’t seem put off by it. If anything, they made a weird moment insanely cool by simultaneously powering up their phones across the dark arena:
Initial reactions accumulated:
Of course, Trae Young’s jokes were not far behind, as he “literally” turned off the lights in his own building.
The Undertaker jokes were quick to follow:
The Hawks couldn’t come back and win Game 6, but no one will forget the night Young literally shot out the building’s lights in the playoffs.