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Trae Young Shows Support During Teacher Walkout

I'm with the Oklahoma teachers. #StrongTogether.

In the gym of Edmond North High School, a small sophomore guard from Norman North High School raised many eyebrows after a dominant performance en route to a victory.

Following the game, media members swarmed the six-foot scrawny point guard in awe of his potential. They were eager to learn more about Trae the player without paying much attention to Trae the person.

On Wednesday, Young posted a picture in lieu of the Oklahoma teacher walkout. It has been a constant happening for three straight days in Oklahoma. Young decided to show his support by wearing a t-shirt reading “#SupportOurSchools.”


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For the second time in less than 30 years, Oklahoma is in a crisis-level situation when it comes to its budget and it hurting teachers the most. It’s gotten to the point where they’ve been protesting in and around the Oklahoma State Capitol for days now.

It’s not surprising that Trae did this. He’s sympathetic to the issue because it literally hits home for him. His mother, Candice, has been a substitute teacher in Oklahoma.

The Big 12 Freshman of the Year and face of Oklahoma basketball spoke up. Busy training for the 2018 NBA Draft, Young took time to use his new platform for good. He used it to inform his followers of one of the largest current events in the country but certainly showed which side he stood in favor of in the meantime.

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