Jayson Tatum came up short in his quest to deliver a title to the Boston Celtics this year. In the NBA Finals, especially, he really struggled badly.
That said, by any objective measure, 2022 was a good year for Tatum.
Making the Finals at age 24 is no small feat. And a cursory glance at the Celtics’ roster heading into next year suggests that the ceiling for this squad is even higher.
Tatum hasn’t just been thriving on the court, though. He is doing quite well for himself off it as well.
This weekend photos emerged of Tatum seemingly enjoying himself with R&B star Ella Mai.
Jayson Tatum and Ella Mai. pic.twitter.com/YLDmMghPUO
— TatumMuse (@TatumMuse0) July 5, 2022
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Understandably, fans were impressed with Tatum’s most recent feat.
The reactions largely speak for themselves:
So she was talking about him on “Sex Memories?” 😫 https://t.co/sPMKVEKeXU pic.twitter.com/TP4C5Dp0HB
— Penny 🖊Edmonds (@drbee2288) July 5, 2022
— como (@Im_theTITUS) July 5, 2022
I’m so happy for them https://t.co/Nhrdd8sYjV pic.twitter.com/CpjEIyz5aJ
— Za Morant 🧠 (@decemburrrrr) July 5, 2022
Ain’t no way https://t.co/Cq3w3CyJCC pic.twitter.com/a9pD4jYFHR
— ℌ𝔢𝔩𝔩 𝔭𝔯𝔦𝔢𝔰𝔱 (@ty_uchiha_) July 5, 2022
Guess you could say Tatum is…Boo’d Up https://t.co/LbuHClJ88Z
— Anthony Bevilacqua (@ABevi52) July 5, 2022
wait what??? https://t.co/MIednvbxfL
— Dandanlowo🧎🏽 (@waxzyy_) July 5, 2022
JAYSON!! https://t.co/4gNHbEkrNC pic.twitter.com/eNyu8GetgZ
— Sagiterrorist ✨ (@munekitaaa_) July 5, 2022
Tatum was actually linked to a model as recently as last month, so it’s interesting to see these new photos emerge. The heart wants what the heart wants, though.
All in all, Tatum objectively did a lot for the Celtics this past season. Photos of what he looked like the last time Boston was in the Finals paint a telling picture regarding how long it has been.
— Game 7 (@game7__) July 5, 2022
Now he needs to take that next step in 2022-23.
Will next season be the one where Tatum wins his first ever career NBA title?
Time will tell.
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