Jayson Tatum is one of the best young players in the NBA. The way he has taken the league by storm at such a young age has surprised many. The Boston Celtics drafted JT at #3 in the 2017 NBA Draft. Since then, he has been one of their best players till now.In the 2021-22 season, Jayson was unstoppable. He averaged 26.6 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 4.8 assists in 100 games including playoffs. One of his most impressive performances came against the Golden State Warriors in the 2022 NBA Finals. He made 21.5 points, 7.0 assists, and 6.8 rebounds on average in 6 games.
Tatum is a player that still has a long career ahead of him. But it already feels like he has been here for a while. Recently, he appeared on a podcast for Bleacher Report with Taylor Rooks. In that, his mother, Brandy Cole, sent a video to her son sharing her feelings. The point of the video was to express something to Jayson that she had never done before.
Jayson Tatum has his mother Brandy Cole as his biggest pillar of support
She said, “About 6/7/8 years old, and I used to be in the bathroom outside your room and I would come in your room with a brush or a remote and sticking it in your face while you were in the middle of playing a game. And I would ask you all these impromptu questions and ask you ‘what are you gonna say when they ask you this and what are you gonna say when they ask you that.’”“You would often be annoyed and look at me and you would ask ‘mom who’s gonna ask me these questions’, and I would say ‘duh the reporters like ESPN and TNT, you’re gonna be one of the best players in the world’. And you would laugh,” she continued.
It seems like Brandy knew that her son was destined for greatness. Apart from that, she knew that Tatum had the hunger to make it in one of the toughest leagues in the world. As I mentioned earlier, at just 24, he has a bright future ahead of him. JT is already playing like a world-class player, with the right amount of discipline and dedication.
Jayson was unlucky this season to not win the NBA title against one of the best sides in the league. If we’re being honest, the Celtics’ youngsters did give the Warriors a run for their money at times during the finals. Unfortunately, they could not break down their formidable and famous trio. Despite this, we can be sure that Tatum will come back stronger next season with the Celtics and Jaylen Brown.