Boston Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum has established himself as one of the best scorers in the game.
But before he was dominating the NBA, Tatum was giving the business to middle schoolers:
Celtics All-Star Jayson Tatum is spending time during his coronavirus quarantine by watching his middle school mixtapes 😅 @jaytatum0 #CU360 pic.twitter.com/F97WHs5w7t
— CloseUp360 (@CloseUp360) March 23, 2020
Could you imagine having to go through a full day of school and then having to guard Jayson Tatum afterwards?
Tatum, like Washington Wizards All-Star shooting guard Bradley Beal, is from St. Louis. The Celtics swingman is one of the top players to come out of that area.
Before the season got suspended, Tatum and the Celtics were in third place in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 43-21. Tatum made his first All-Star team in 2019-20. He's averaging 23.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists while shooting 44.8 percent from the field, 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free-throw line.
No one knows if the 2019-20 NBA season is going to resume. More and more people in the NBA population are testing positive for the coronavirus as the days move on.
Thus far, Celtics shooting guard Marcus Smart is the known player on Boston who has COVID-19. Smart was not exhibiting any symptoms and has been in isolation for several days.
If the 2020 playoffs are played in full, Tatum and the Celtics will be one of the front-runners to win the Eastern Conference. Last season, Boston lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the postseason in five games. The Celtics will likely have to get through the Bucks again.