It’s all Trae Young’s fault. His three-point shot with about two seconds left in Tuesday night’s game in Boston not only denied Celtics fans the chance to see their team make the first round at home — it also created a nightmare scenario for Atlanta’s State Farm Arena and the traffic patterns in the city.
That’s because the series now returns to the home of the Hawks for Game 6 on Thursday – which marked the second date of Janet Jackson’s two-night stint in that arena. This has set off a chain reaction of events in Atlanta:
- Jackson’s concert has already been moved to Friday…
- … That happens to be when the first of three dates of Taylor Swift’s stint at Mercedes-Benz Arena begins.
- The House of the Saints is about a quarter mile away from State Farm Arena. So there power are Friday night traffic problems in Atlanta.
Young took to Twitter to share hit thoughts about the Hawks’ win impacting previously scheduled concerts in the area:
Down 3-1 and playing against a Celtics team most considered a legitimate title contender, the Hawks were short as they played without Dejounte Murray on Tuesday night. As Boston built a double-digit lead midway through the fourth quarter, the game felt like the series would be over for the night.
But no one told the Hawks about all the pre-existing events that take place in Atlanta on Thursdays and weekends. They came from 13 points behind to steal the win. In the final 3:18 surpassed Young the entire Celtics team 14-6, en route to their 119-117 win.
So yeah, it’s all Trae Young’s fault.