Celtics Star Jayson Tatum Calls Out Misinformation: ‘I Feel Like KD’

Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

Getty Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

On December 26, Boston Celtics superstar Jayson Tatum took to social media to question why his name was being linked with a quote of something he never said, noting that he felt like Kevin Durant due to the misinformation being spread about him.

The quote in question was actually a legitimate quote; it just wasn’t said by Tatum.

Instead, the well-known outlet, which had put out a graphic crediting Tatum, was actually quoting Jaylen Brown, who had spoken with the media following the Celtics’ Christmas Day victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

“It’s me vs. me out there, and the opponent doesn’t really matter. When I get into that rhythm and that flow, I don’t think (there’s) anything anybody can do with me,” Brown told reporters.

Unfortunately for the outlet, it was an easy mistake to make, and it just so happened that Tatum saw the quote and knew those weren’t his words, leading to him calling out the well-established website on Twitter.

Jayson Tatum Declares His Love For Playing In Boston

When speaking to the media on December 25, following his 41-point explosion, Jayson Tatum discussed a range of topics but reserved some time for a heartfelt discussion about his current place in Celtics history and how he loves being a part of the Celtics organization.

“It’s hard to think in the moment, at 24, that I have a place in Celtics history. But, it’s definitely an honor. I’ve said that many a times how much I love being here and what it means to play on Christmas. You know, the sixth year in a row, and it’s something I never want to take for granted,” Tatum said.

Against the Bucks, Tatum was clearly the best player on the floor, dropping 41 points, grabbing 7 rebounds, dishing out 5 assists, and pilfering 3 steals on 63.6% shooting from the field and 42.9% shooting from deep to help his team overcome a stern opponent that boasted superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Jayson Tatum Improved His Diet Over The Summer

When speaking with ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne during an exclusive interview for ESPN, Tatum revealed that following the Celtics’ NBA Finals defeat to the Golden State Warriors, he knew he needed to up his game and changed his diet over the off-season in the hope that it would provide him with a better platform to build on throughout the season.

“It’s just healthier options…The right portions for the weight I want to play at. I’m not vegan or anything, but if I’m eating breakfast, the eggs are organic, healthier choice of bacon, the orange juice is organic. I’m not just using the regular fat butter,” Tatum told ESPN’s Romona Shelburne during an exclusive interview.

Judging by the impressive start Tatum has had to the 2022-23 season, it would appear that his dietary changes are working. However, it will be interesting to see if the 24-year-old forward can sustain his current level of play throughout a full 82-game season and deep into the playoffs, as he and his Celtics teammates look to finally take the final step in their development and lift a championship banner.

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