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Jayson Tatum Reveals Thoughts on Boston

Jayson Tatum opens up about the evolution of his relationship with Boston.


In an interview with Jeff Goodman of The Messenger, Jayson Tatum expressed his thoughts on Boston. Tatum was drafted by the Boston Celtics back in 2017 but only recently began to feel a deeper connection to the city.

“Just recently I started to feel the connection with Boston,” said Tatum. “I have spent my adult life here, my son has grown up here, I’ve grown up here. I’ve accomplished so many things. It’s happened so fast, and Boston has played such an intricate part of my life.”

At the start of his career, Tatum felt more in-tune with his St. Louis roots.“I just feel like I relate more, a lot more in these last two years. At first it was like I live here, but I’m from St. Louis. I’m a St. Louis kid. Now I’m a part of Boston. I really feel a connection with the city and the people of Boston.”

After six seasons, the 25-year-old shows no indication of wanting to depart from the Celtics.“You never know what can happen, but I love playing for the Celtics,” he says. “I figured out my space in the city and have grown to really enjoy it. I love the fans. It would be really hard to leave this place.”