Credit to Boston Celtics second-year forward Jayson Tatum because he tried his best to troll teammate Kyrie Irving first. Unfortunately, Irving made sure to get the last laugh at Friday night’s Celtics Gala.
When Tatum was asked about Irving’s career at Duke, he joked that the point guard only played seven games, so he didn’t get to see much. But Kyrie was quick to flip the script by pointing out that it only took him 11 games to get drafted … No. 1 overall.
Enjoy, courtesy of the Celtics official Twitter:
Tatum laughed it off and then admitted it was Danny Ainge’s fault that he didn’t go No. 1 overall. As we know, the Celtics traded back with the Philadelphia 76ers and wound up selecting Tatum with the No. 3 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
So far, that’s worked out just fine for Boston, as they’ve found an impressive young playmaker in Tatum to pair with an already-loaded roster. Last season in the playoffs, the 20-year-old averaged 15.4 points with 5.3 rebounds and was a key part of the team’s run to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Source: Heavy Sports