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Jayson Tatum discloses idolizing Kawhi Leonard and Paul George since middle school days

Tatum reasons competing against his idols from LA Clippers

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George

The Boston Celtics are already running their show with the youngsters. Players like Jayson Tatum and Jaylen brown are marking their presence combining together in the league. The Celtics’ road trip next halted at the LA Clippers arena. Young star Jayson Tatum feels privileged contesting against his idols, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. The LA Clippers have come over their previous season form. Contrary to the way they failed at the bubble last season got them even more determined to the title run this season. They are constantly in a battle with the La Lakers and Utah Jazz contesting for the top spot in the Western Conference. Even the Boston Celtics found it difficult on their matchup.

The Boston Celtics overcame the mammoth of West, Clippers. This is a big win and especially for Jayson Tatum. As Paul George missed his game, it was a nightmare for the Clippers. The foot injury isn’t a serious one but it may get him resting for another match. The sore right foot came in against the Phoenix Suns. However, the team couldn’t manage to overcome Celtics grade up.

Jayson Tatum speaks on his idols Paul George and Kawhi Leonard

Prior to the game, Jayson said, “(Paul George is) one of the best players in the league (along with) Kawhi. Both two-way defenders and elite scorers. And just guys who’ve been doing this for a long time from when I was in middle school. (They’re) guys I have a great deal of respect for. Especially games like this, you love to play and compete with guys who are some of the best. They’re guys I used to look up to since I was in middle school or high school, and now I get a chance to compete against them and earn their respect as peers.” Tatum had a lot to do, and proved that he can handle every pressure.

Jayson Tatum had 34 huge points in the game. He is already averaging 26.8 points per game. The road trip for the Celtic is long. Tatum has got a lot of responsibility. Hopefully he gets a great kick start to his lighted future.

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