Tatum: I know well that I will be judged only on the basis of the titles won, I can become the new face of the NBA

Despite the 4 Eastern Conference Finals and the 2022 NBA Finals already reached together with the Celtics, Jayson Tatum has yet to enter the prime of his career.

The winger, engaged in his seventh season in Boston, discussed with The Athletic the general perception towards him.

“I realized that no matter what I do during the regular season, I’m at the point where I will only be judged on titles won. I am aware of it and I say to myself: ok, fine, I just have to do it.”

“On the one hand it’s a bit unfair, because many other players are judged differently than me. Whether fair or unfair, I think it depends on the fact that we had a lot of successes in the initial part (of my career).”

During the weekend dedicated to the ASG, various media asked LeBron James, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant to indicate the future champions, those who in a few years will become the new faces of the NBA.

A particular ‘status’ that Tatum believes he deserves.

“I know I will have the opportunity…I think it would become more evident if we could win the ring. But I know I am definitely among the main candidates.”

The former Duke player is producing 27.1 points with 8.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.

2024-02-21 21:00:17
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