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‘Intentional’ – Jayson Tatum’s antics with Derrick White Becomes the Talk of the Town

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Jayson Tatum stole all the spotlight in today’s match between Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics with his antics on the court. He purposefully gave his teammate Derrick White a turnover in the final moments of the game.

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Celtics beat Lakers 126-115 at the crypto.com Arena and currently sit at the top of the Eastern Conference with 23 wins and 6 losses. Jayson Tatum scored 25 points with 8 rebounds and 7 assists. However, Jason avoiding the pass from Derrick White in the final few moments has caught the attention of many.

Jayson Tatum purposefully gives Derrick White a turnover

Derrick White seemed annoyed at what Jason pulled. Jayson, purposefully, dodged the pass from White at all costs to avoid a shot clock violation turnover to his name. However, according to the rules, the turnover isn’t registered in the name of the player, but rather the team. Hence, Jason’s personal statistics wouldn’t have altered had he caught the ball. With the ball ending up in Laker’s Austin Reaves’s hands, White was visibly frustrated.

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Jayson Tatum

White registered 18 points, 2 rebounds, and 11 assists. He was arguably the second-best player of the Celtics today, after Latvian teammate Kristaps Porziņģis. The turnover, his second of the game, being added to his statistics is an unfair addition, given his presence on the pitch. Kristaps was full of praise of White and said “Man, he’s special. The way he plays, how 90%-plus of the time, he makes the right play all of the time, that’s the perfect teammate you want, ya know?

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Some fans haven’t been considerate seeing Jayson Tatum’s antics. Some have been critics of Tatum’s selfishness on the court and how he prioritizes his own statistics over that of the team or his teammates. Though only 3 seconds were left and it wouldn’t have been a personal turnover, some fans are confused and find the whole situation hilarious, while some find it bad for the image. Many fans feel Jayson Tatum and Derrick White were pretty casual with it and it was taken in a fun way.

Celtics face Detroit Pistons in their next match and they would look forward to extending their 3-game win streak with a win over the last-placed Pistons, who currently have 0 wins in their last 10 matches.

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Saswata Saha
Saswata Saha
I'm a sports enthusiast with a strong interest in pursuing a career in sports. I watch most of the sports and try to analyse it for a better understanding.
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