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All Trae Young's life, his fa­ther tried to pre­pare him for this mo­ment.

Not just to be a star col­lege bas­ket­ball player, not just to be an NBA-cal­iber tal­ent. He wanted his son to be able to han­dle it.

For most of Trae's child­hood, Rayford worked in med­i­cal equip­ment sales. He made a good liv­ing and bought his fam­ily a big house in Nor­man. But Rayford is from small-town Pampa,

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