Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young has quickly become a Madison Avenue darling. In the past year alone, he’s been the face of several national ad campaigns for companies like Adidas, State Farm, Sprite, and now the Call of Duty video game franchise.
As you can see in the tweet above, Young made an appearance in the latest teaser for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. 2019’s sequel to Modern Warfare will be released on October 22, 2022.
The video game makers (Activision) did more than just drag Young into a quick video. They even faked images of Young in his basketball-inspired fatigues. Check out one of the promotional images Young posted to his Instagram story below.
Although Young isn’t a playable character in the game, he certainly gives this new title a lot of credit. Young has 1.4 million followers on Twitter and 4.4 million followers on Instagram. His popularity is one of the many reasons his signature Adidas shoe was a top seller, and his jersey sales ranked 11th in the NBA this season.
It’s amazing to see an Atlanta Hawks player explode like Young is doing right now. The organization has seen some greats – Dikembe Mutombo, Dominique Wilkins and Pete Maravich. But none of them enjoyed the same level of fame as Young. Stay locked in AllHawks.com for breaking news, highlights and analysis.
recommended for you
Aid for activism: Trae Young leads off the field
Interstate 35: Trae Young’s trainer describes his formative years
Top 25 Adidas Trae Young 1 Colorways