Video: Fan loses mind over referee’s call on Jayson Tatum
The Boston Celtics are arguably backed by one of the most passionate fan bases in the NBA.
Needless to say, the crowd was in full effect tonight versus the Toronto Raptors. Following a foul call on rookie Jayson Tatum, the voice of a pre-pubescent boy was clearly heard disputing the referee’s call.
The high-pitched squeaks rang so loudly throughout every corner of the Boston Garden that even the announcers had to acknowledge it during the broadcast. Perhaps the best part about it was the fact that Tatum can clearly be seen elbowing Raptors point guard Fred Van Fleet across the face.
The kid’s frustration is understandable given the late-game situation. Fortunately, the foul on Tatum did not come back to haunt them after DeMar DeRozan missed the go-ahead jumper on the ensuing possession as the Celtics ultimately escaped with a 95-94 victory over the Raptors.
Boston continues to win despite the recent slew of injuries to key players early on in the 2017-18 NBA season. While tonight’s events may have caused a bit of a panic for Celtics fans, they can rest easy knowing they still have the best record in the league.