Trae Young’s star appeal is undeniable at this point. The Atlanta Hawks star is incredibly charismatic (or infuriating, if you’re a Knicks fan), making him one of the most marketable stars in the league. It’s no wonder, then, that Young appeared in a trailer for one of the most anticipated video games of 2022.
The latest trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 featured a surprise appearance from Trae Young. The Hawks star was seen mingling with characters in the game. Young even tried to fake out one of the iconic characters of the game, to no avail. (via Young’s Twitter)
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) June 3, 2022
Young is no stranger to making media appearances outside of the NBA. Pro wrestling fans will remember the night the Hawks star appeared on WWE’s Smackdown show to torment Madison Square Garden. Young looks like a natural on camera, which could signal a career for him outside the basketball court.
The Hawks had high expectations after their incredible 2021 playoff run that saw them reach the conference finals. However, things immediately went awry for them. A litany of injuries to Young and other key players saw them limp to the play-in tournament. The Cleveland Cavaliers then promptly knocked them out of playoff contention.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is part of a reboot of Activision’s most successful series. The sequel to the 2019 remake is scheduled for release on October this year. The Hawks star will be among the many gamers looking to play this fresh new take on one of the greatest first-person shooter games ever made.