“Ya Joke Was CORNY My Boy”: Hawks’ star hilariously slaps haters following Trae Young’s heroics sealing NBA playoffs Game 5 win over Celtics

The Atlanta Hawks pulled off an impressive win over the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the NBA playoffs, with Trae Young sealing the deal with a last-second three-pointer. However, while the team celebrated their victory, Dejounte Murray, who was serving a one-game suspension, was busy responding to haters on social media.


Murray, a former first-round pick out of Washington and San Antonio Spur, had a field day responding to comments about his whereabouts during the game, including one tweet that questioned his loyalty to the team. Twitter user Kameron_Hay’s tweet received nearly 6,000 likes, but Murray’s witty response was even more popular.

“Nahhhhh I Was Actually WITH MY GUYS Supporting From The Beginning To The END!!!!!!” Murray retorted. “But If You Need Help Getting To Cabo That’s All You Had To Say And I Will Help!!!!!! Ya Joke Was CORNY My Boy!!!!”

Despite Murray’s absence, he has been a vital player for the Hawks, scoring 23 or more points in all four games he’s played during the series. He even revealed that Young made a bold prediction prior to Game 5 that had people talking.

The series will now shift to Atlanta for Game 6, where Murray is expected to make his much-anticipated return. The Hawks have a clean injury report, which could set the stage for further heroics from Young, Murray, and their talented teammates.

As for Murray’s response to the haters, it was a hilarious slap-back that showed he’s not one to take criticism lying down. His quick wit and sense of humor made for a moment of levity in an intense playoff series, and it’s clear that he’s not one to back down from a challenge. So, to all the haters out there, Murray has a simple message: “Ya Joke Was CORNY My Boy!”

Trae Young teammate Dejounte Murray Suspended for Game 5 After Inappropriate Contact with Referee

Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray has been suspended for Game 5 of his team’s Eastern Conference first-round series against the Boston Celtics for making inappropriate contact with and verbally abusing a game official. The incident occurred after Atlanta’s 129-121 loss in Game 4 on Sunday.

Murray bumped into referee Gediminas Petraitis and continued yelling and pointing in a different direction as teammates and coaches intervened and pulled him off the court. In four postseason games, Murray has averaged 25.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 2.3 steals, making his absence a significant loss for the Hawks, who already trail 3-1 in the series and face elimination in Boston.

The stakes for this particular first-round series may be higher than normal, with rumors circulating about Trae Young’s future. Young is considered one of the NBA’s rising stars, but reports suggest that he could be the next player on a rookie max extension to request a trade if the team fails to make inroads come postseason time.

With Murray out of action for Game 5, the Hawks may face a challenging offseason. A second consecutive first-round exit could lead to some difficult conversations in Atlanta, particularly since the team reached the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2020-21 season.


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