Jayson Tatum praises Kevin Durant and Warriors core, wants their jerseys retired

Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum has expressed his admiration for Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors core that won three NBA championships in four years. Tatum took to social media to share his opinion that Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala should all have their jerseys retired by the Warriors.

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Tatum supports Durant’s jersey retirement decision

Tatum’s post came after Durant revealed in an interview with ESPN that he would like to have his No. 35 jersey retired by the Warriors, despite playing only three seasons with them. Durant said he felt a strong connection with the Warriors organization and the fans and was proud of what he accomplished with them.

Tatum agreed with Durant’s sentiment, writing on his Instagram story: “No question. 35 should be retired along with 30, 11, 23 and 9.” He also added a goat emoji, implying that he considers Durant and the Warriors core to be among the greatest of all time.

Tatum has a history of admiring Durant

Tatum’s admiration for Durant is not surprising, as he has often cited him as one of his favorite players and a role model. Tatum has said that he grew up watching Durant and trying to emulate his game. He has also praised Durant’s scoring ability and versatility, calling him “the best player in the world” in 2019.

Tatum and Durant have also developed a friendship over the years, as they have played together on Team USA and exchanged compliments on social media. Tatum has said that he appreciates Durant’s advice and support, and that he hopes to learn from him.

Tatum is following Durant’s footsteps as a superstar

Tatum is not only a fan of Durant, but also a rising superstar in his own right. Tatum has emerged as one of the best young players in the NBA, averaging 25.7 points, 7 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game last season. He also led the Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals for the third time in four years.

Tatum has shown flashes of Durant-like brilliance, especially in clutch situations. He has hit several game-winning shots and scored over 50 points on multiple occasions. He has also improved his defense, playmaking and leadership skills, earning two All-Star selections and an All-NBA Third Team nod.

Tatum is still only 24 years old, and has plenty of room to grow as a player and a person. He has said that he wants to win championships and become one of the best players ever. He has also expressed his loyalty to the Celtics, saying that he wants to stay with them for his entire career.

Perhaps one day, Tatum will have his own jersey retired by the Celtics, alongside the legends of their storied franchise. Until then, he will continue to admire and compete against Durant and the Warriors core, who have already etched their names in NBA history.

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