Celtics guard Jayson Tatum may have finished third in Rookie of the Year voting, possesses superstar potential, and posterized one of the greatest to ever play, but this offseason it appears he just wants to play with homies who are his age, or close to it.
The 20-year-old has made headlines in recent months for wrecking campers’ dreams of basketball glory by making them look foolish in front of droves of their peers. The Celtics’ third overall pick in last year’s draft has been training with Kobe Bryant this offseason, but sprinkles in a few games of one-on-one with the youths.
This poor kid.
Don’t hang your head, bro. You’re in good company.
When it’s Friday at 4 pm and you’re ready to skate from work before receiving a “Follow Up” email:
Reminder: Jayson Tatum is not legally allowed to drink alcohol. He is going to be a force in the league for many years to come.
To level the playing field, here is Tatum’s eighth grade highlight reel.