Jason Tatum admits how hurt he is emotionally

Jason Tatum of the Boston Celtics looks on in the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 10, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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After an average start of 25-25 for the 2021–22 season, Boston Celtics The fire broke out, because they were the hottest team in the NBA among the rest.

They then went 26–6 and started 25–25 and finished with 51 wins and second seed in the Eastern Conference.

His momentum took him to the NBA Finals, and after taking a 2–1 series lead over the Golden State Warriors, many felt Boston was well on its way to winning the world championship.

But instead of earning the banner number 18, it suffered only its fourth final defeat so far, losing each of the next three contests. Stephen Curry and crew.

jason tatumThe Celtics’ best player was cited as the main culprit, and he admitted during a recent Bleacher Report interview that losing the title affected him.

“…it was so hard because I literally gave everything I had,” Tatum said. “To feel that I ran away, that I had nothing left to offer, and that we were so close… I wasn’t hungry, I didn’t want to talk to anyone, I didn’t want to go anywhere.” Go too.”

Tatum performed poorly during the final

For the past few years, many in the basketball world have been watching Tatum as the sport’s newest superstar.

He averaged a career-high 26.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game in the regular season, while shooting a respectable 45.3 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from 3-point range.

In fact, some even predicted that Tatum could very soon become the best player in the world.

But when it mattered most on the big stage, Tatum went from a leper to a harmless shrimp.

In the final against Golden State, he scored only 36.7 percent of the overall score, while his scoring average dropped to 21.5 per game.

He scored less than 40 percent in four of the six games, and in Game 6, his team faced elimination on his own home court, went 6-of-18 off the field and scored just 13 points.

It was a humbling experience for a man who was named to the All-NBA First-Team for the first time, and it’s something that could either devastate or inspire him.

he can bounce back

If it’s any consolation for Tatum, a handful of great superstars and veterans did poorly on their first trip to the championship series.

lebron jamesOne of the greatest players to ever play the game, swept in his first NBA Finals appearance and took only 35.6 percent of the shot from the field.

He did even worse in his second trip to the finals, giving the underdog Dallas Mavericks a 2–1 series lead while repeatedly mentally detached and running away from shots in the fourth quarter.

and also larry birdArguably the greatest of them all, Celtic fought for the world title for the first time ever.

In 1981, his second season in the league, he averaged 15.3 points in a game on 41.9 percent shooting, while making less than 32 percent of his shots in three of six games versus the Houston Rockets.

The difference was that the Byrds’ Celtics emerged victorious.

as with new reinforcement Malcolm Brogdon And danilo gallinariTatum will have new mates to take the floor space off him and take the extra pressure off him.

As a result, some are choosing Boston to reach the finals again, if it does not win the following summer.

This will give Tatum an incredible chance to redeem himself and relieve the pain he is in this off-season.

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