Jayson Tatum honestly admits how it felt watching Warriors secure title in Boston

The Warriors beat the Celtics in Game 6 in Boston.

by Dzevad Mesic
Jayson Tatum honestly admits how it felt watching Warriors secure title in Boston

Jayson Tatum admitted that it was extremely painful for him to watch the Golden State Warriors clinch the NBA title in Boston. In Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the Warriors beat the Celtics in Boston 103-90. With that win, the Warriors clinched their first NBA title since 2019.

“Us walking off the court at home and seeing them celebrate on our floor. That is an image, a memory, a feeling that I’ll probably never ever forget,” Tatum said in an interview with Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks.

“And it doesn’t help every time I see someone, you know, ‘Man good job in the finals. You’ll be back. I was rooting for you.’ I’m just constantly reminded every day, and that’s the tough part about the offseason after you lose."

Tatum on how he felt in the days after losing the NBA Finals

The expectation was that Tatum would step up and lead the Celtics to a Game 6 victory over the Warriors.

But Tatum had a very rough shooting night as he went just 6-of-18 from the field and scored just 13 points. In the days after the NBA Finals, Tatum felt a bit depressed as he didn't want to leave his home. “Those 3-4 days after, I was miserable.

It took some time to kind of get out of that funk, and kind of enjoy my life, enjoy being around my son and my family,” Tatum explained. “It’s just tough. I feel like sometimes I come off so laid back, that I don’t know if people understand how much I invest in this game.

How much I care, how hard I work. It was just so tough because I literally gave everything that I had. To feel like I ran out, like I didn’t have anything left to give, and we were so close. I didn’t want to talk, I didn’t want to go anywhere.

I was just in my house for 3-4 days straight”. After the NBA Finals ended, the Celtics told Tatum to take a vacation and recharge his batteries. Tatum had several outstanding performances in the playoffs, but there were times when he would completely disappear, like in the Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

But Tatum showed that he can lead the Celtics to the NBA Finals and the organization is hoping the team goes a step further next year and wins it all.

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