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Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum is near successful his first NBA title and the franchise’s record 18th. Regardless of the success, Tatum lately revealed his disappointment at getting snubbed by the Los Angeles Lakers within the 2017 NBA Draft.
The Lakers missed the playoffs this season, however Tatum informed ESPN in an interview revealed Wednesday that his dreams of playing for Los Angeles got here to a crushing finish after they handed on him for Lonzo Ball.
“The Lakers have been my favourite group, and Kobe was my favourite participant,” Tatum informed ESPN. “So it was loopy that the Lakers had the second decide, and I used to be so near a dream come true. But it surely was identical to they did not need something to do with me on the time.”
Tatum was drafted by the Celtics, who traded down from the No. 1 decide to No. three. However the fifth-year veteran nonetheless remembers what one scout informed him after a pre-draft exercise.
“I keep in mind one of many (Boston) scouts got here as much as me and stated, ‘That was a fantastic exercise. I am excited for you. However we acquired the No. 1 decide, so we’re not going to choose you.
“He nonetheless works for the Celtics now, so I f— with him on a regular basis.”
That call panned out well for Boston.
The Celtics host the Warriors Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET with the collection tied at one recreation apiece.