How's it going out there? Keep McPherson coming to you on SportsCastr to talk some sports and specifically my guy Jayson Tatum.
Now, Jayson Tatum is ah, former Duke guy.
You see the Blue Devil back there? I'm a duke there and I love Jason Tatum when he played for Duke and I knew that he was gonna be a pro and a good pro in a score and a hell of a score, Um, he had games at Duke where he showed that MBA potential.
But for the most part, he didn't really get to go off.
But he was one of those wanting one and done guys that you knew was going to come in.
Show us what he had a little bit learned from Coach K and go on to the MBA.
Now, when you look at Jason Tatum in the MBA, he averaged 13 almost 14 points in his rookie season, and this article talks about his like, sop****re slump.
Um, he didn't really take a step back.
I mean, he's still he averaged about 15 in the next year, but his numbers were down and then he made a big jump in his third season, which got cut short by the Corona virus.
And, ah, we hope to see him come back when the MBA returns this summer.
But looking at this article, it says a Celtics.
Jason Tatum learned from Kawai, Leonard and Paul George to help him take that leap.
Now the first thing I thought when I saw this was okay, these air disciples of Kobe Bryant, these guys Air Mamba mentality guys, these guys Ah, we're all fans of Kobe watch Kobe and even worked out with Kobe Rest in peace to the Mamba.
And when I kept going through it and I saw that okay, Jayson Tatum was looking toe add some things to his game.
The Celtics team that he's been on the last three years has changed every year with the departure of Kyrie Irving Al Horford.
Um, Tatum really had a chance to be the guy.
He's got a smooth game.
He's MBA superstar.
If you ask me, I think he's gonna really start coming into his own.
He's got guys obviously around him, like Jaylen Brown in Kemba Walker, Um, even Gordon Hayward, like they've got a great team, but I think he's really the guy.
I think he's really gonna lead that team and scoring and could be the guy that's just like the Marquis Celtic for the next few years.
Now I hate the Celtics.
I got a lot of beef with the Celtics, but like I said, Tatum's a Duke guy.
I love watching him play a root for him, but I don't root for the Celtics Celtics now, Tatum was quoted saying, I knew that I would have a much larger role this season, handling the ball and pick and roll much more often.
And he said so He watched a lot of clips of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in pick and roll situations, just developing that patients, Um, and it takes time now.
Later in the article, they do mention Kobe Bryant.
It says Jayson Tatum was also known to have his patented gain have patented his game after Kobe Bryant, taking a mom of mentality a little too literally, something that took away from other facets of his game.
Now everybody is a fan of Jayson.
Tatum knows he worshipped Kobe, obviously, Kawai being from L. A.
Paul George being from L.
Both of those guys worship Kobe as well.
And ah, they all have great games.
They all have a little bit of Kobe influence in their game.
And you can see that now in the MBA, right? That mama mentality.
It's the type of mentality that we're talking about a lot now because we've seen the last dance with Jordan.
We've seen how much of a competitors he is.
We see you know how literally he took every sentence that was spoken against him.
How literally he took every opponent, every defender, every team, every situation.
And he really turned it on.
And I think Jayson Tatum Jayson Tatum has that edge.
He has that X factor.
He's one of those guys that can really turn that on.
And I'm looking forward to seeing that in the rest of his career.
When you talk about PG and you talk about Kawai teaming up, right, we heard Johannes, right? Johannes is another guy.
Be honest, worked out with Kobe and he said he didn't want to work out what other players because, John, this is very much himself.
He's ah, on the bucks.
He doesn't want to be friends with other players.
He doesn't want to make friends with these guys.
But not everybody is like that.
And the Mamba mentality is different for different players and doing different things.
Um, make sure you guys check this out.
Go read up on Ah Jayson Tatum.
From his rookie year to this current season, he raised his average and points By 10.
He was averaging 13.
9 points his rookie year.
Now he's averaging 23.6.
I really think this guy's gonna come into his own.
When we returned to the N b A.
They're saying that the gym's air open, they're saying that you know the MBA is working on it. Adam Silver.
It's looking good, and I really think that the MBA has a better chance to return.
Then any other sport that was in play, whether it was baseball hockey, I think the MBA can really figure out maybe just that one site tournament, that MBA campus, maybe at Disney World and get this done and maybe just walk right into the playoffs, where we will see the Celtics.
We will see Jayson Tatum compete, looking forward to it and looking forward to this weekend, summer's approaching is almost Memorial Day weekend.
Hope you're having a, ah safe time and staying safe out there but looking forward to having some fun for the next few days.
Coming up unofficially kick off Summer.
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