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Jayson Tatum follows Kobe Bryant’s footsteps in obliging to students’ request

Jayson Tatum, Kobe Bryant, Celtics

It is no secret that Boston Celtics stud Jayson Tatum is a big fan of Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant. As a matter of fact, Tatum even had the honor of working out with Bryant last summer.

Fast forward a few months later, and it appears that Tatum has fully imbibed the Mamba Mentality, especially when it comes to social media.

Tatum recently helped out a couple of students who requested that he share a photo of them in exchange for a perfect score in their midterms. Tatum happily obliged.

This is reminiscent of a similar incident last month when Kobe himself threw some students a bone by re-tweeting their exam rescheduling request. That was actually not the first time Bryant gave some love to the student body, as the five-time NBA champ also performed a similar act of charity a couple of years ago.

It has become a bit of a habit for Bryant, and it appears that Tatum wants to follow in the footsteps of his idol. He’s done with step one here, and surely, no one is more thankful than the students who will be getting an A+ on their midterms. That is, of course, if they had agreed to a deal with their professor in the first place.

For his part, Tatum has aced his sophomore season thus far, with the 20-year-old averaging 16.4 points (on 45.0 percent shooting), 1.7 three-pointers, 6.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks, and just 1.5 turnovers in 31.1 minutes for the Celtics.