Jayson Tatum’s Father Shares Touching Message for Son After NBA Finals

Jayson Tatum’s Father Shares Touching Message for Son After NBA Finals

After the Celtics fell to the Warriors in the NBA Finals earlier this week, Boston wing Jayson Tatum received more than his fair share of criticism for his poor performance in the championship round.

Despite turning in his best season as a professional, Tatum struggled in the NBA Finals, shooting just 36.7% from the floor overall. Tatum also averaged almost four turnovers per game which highlighted Boston’s difficulties in maintaining the basketball during the series.

However, on Father’s Day weekend, Jayson Tatum’s dad shared a heartwarming message on Instagram in appreciation of his son’s fifth NBA season.

“Appreciation post: [Jayson] – These past 2 months you gave me the best Father’s Day gift a dad can ask for. It was a dream come true to see you compete at the highest level and make history. You are a competitive person and it’s normal for you to feel defeated. But you won in my eyes. Leading the league in playoff minutes, being 45% of your team’s offense and taking the Golden State Warriors to Game 6. Lil-J, keep your head up. You won in every category, except the Finals. You now know what it takes. Tatum’s father wrote, “I love you son, and I’m so proud of you!”

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The Celtics star was named First-Team All-NBA for the first time in his career this season, and the best is yet to come for Boston’s franchise player.

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