Considered one of the best players of his generation and compared to past greats like Kobe Bryant and Paul Pierce, Jayson Tatum was selected as the third overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2017 NBA Draft. After winning the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat in 2022 wins first NBA Eastern Conference Finals MVP trophy dedicated to Celtics legend Larry Bird.
He holds the record for the youngest player in Boston Celtics history to hit 60 points in one game. He also holds the record for the only player in Boston Celtics history to have scored 50th more points in a game on more than one occasion in the same season.
With a $ 163 million 5-year contract with Boston Celtic, Jayson Tatum is one of the richest NBA star players, but as he recounted, his mom Brandy Cole, who is also his manager, controls all of his expenses. In particular, between the two there is an agreement that dates back to the time of the Draft, according to which the player cannot use the money earned by the Celtics, but only those collected by the sponsors.
He told: "She never imagined that I would earn so much off the court!" His mother in an interview explained: "Jayson sometimes does crazy things, because he loves beautiful things, especially watches. And technically I can't say anything!" He is the cousin of former player and manager Tyronn Lue.
A native of St. Louis, he was born and lived in the same neighborhood as his friend and opponent Bradley Beal with whom he also spent his High-School period. He has a son named Jayson Tatum Jr. better known as Deuce from a previous relationship born in late 2017 a few months after his arrival in the NBA.
During his career he signed sponsorships with some multinationals including Air Jordan and Subway. Tatum is 203cm tall and plays as a small forward and later in his career as a big forward. He is very skilled in one-on-one, as well as being a great scorer.
He has wide strides when he moves, plus he's good at isolation as well as having a lot of work ethic. In the last season he proved to be a great shooter in the final moments of the matches by recording some decisive shots on the siren.