ATLANTA — Trae Young hasn’t watched “Tiger King” on Netflix yet, but he can tell you pretty much everything about it.
The wild documentary that centers around former zookeeper Joe Exotic mostly is set in Young’s home state of Oklahoma, so he’s fielding lots of questions and jokes these days — including from teammates in the Hawks’ first Zoom team meeting this week.
“We hadn’t seen each other, talked to each other,” Young said. “A couple of us have definitely reached out and talked to each other, FaceTimed, especially in the video-game world, we’re all playing, but besides that, we hadn’t really all gotten to meet up as a group, and so we just got to meet up and talk. They all were talking about the Netflix show ‘Tiger King’ and killing me about this Oklahoma stuff and asking me a lot of questions. It was fun. … Hadn’t gotten to do that with them in a long time.”
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