Jayson Tatum shows no mercy in court – just ask his 4-year-old son, Deuce.
The Celtics star, who hosted a youth basketball camp at his old high school, Chaminade College Preparatory School, in Missouri, had Deuce run on the hoop.
The elder Tatum was ready for the shot of his progeny, to excite and lurk before beating furiously at the shot attempt from the air and across the field.
Everyone in attendance seemed to get a kick out of the block—well, all but Deuce.
Tatum’s competitive spirit was on display during the 2022 NBA Finals, in which his Boston team fell to the Warriors in six games. The Celtics added Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari to this offseason in a bid to win it all next season.
“What kind of competitor would I be if I said no?” Tatum told NBC Sports Boston on Thursday when asked about his team’s title chances. “I always believe in myself and believe in my teammates.
“Obviously we got close, got to Game 6 and we didn’t deliver, so this off-season is all about getting back to that point and getting over the hump. Obviously we’ve added two great pieces that I think make us a lot better and complement our team extremely well.”