Congrats to Jayson Tatum on being named to his first NBA All-Star game
After Kemba Walker was voted in as a starting guard for the All-Star game, we waited a week to see if his teammates Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum would join him. Consensus was the Celtics would get a 2nd All-Star, but not a 3rd. When it came time today for the selections, the coaches went with Jayson Tatum. This is Tatum's first All-Star game appearance of what should be many to come. Congrats Jayson!
The 21 year old Tatum becomes the youngest Celtics player since Antoine Walker to make the All-Star team.
Sources: 2020 NBA All-Star reserves:
East: Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, Ben Simmons, Khris Middleton, Jayson Tatum, Bam Adebayo, Domas Sabonis
West: Damian Lillard, Donovan Mitchell, Nikola Jokic, Rudy Gobert, Brandon Ingram, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul
Jayson Tatum: “I’ve been watching the All-Star Game ever since I’ve been watching basketball. I would always get Kobe’s All-Star jersey. I always had aspirations of one day being in the All-Star Game. At 21 years old, to make it a reality — I can’t put it into words.”
Jayson Tatum’s statement, via Celtics, on making his first All-Star roster: "Definitely it is an honor. I am extremely blessed and grateful. Third year to make the All-Star team it is a surreal feeling. I’m just very excited and it is a dream come true."