The Boston Celtics played a lot of basketball last season. They’ve come as far as any team as they and the Golden State Warriors have played in more games than any other team in the league. As a result, serious exhaustion must have set in after the season ended.
This off-season, in turn, offers Boston’s players the perfect opportunity to rest while they prepare for next year. But as the upcoming season gets closer, more players will start to train harder and harder and the best way to train is against the best of the best. That’s why we see so many pictures of NBA players training together.
Well, a recent report shows Celtics star Jayson Tatum will face stiff competition. According to former NBA guard Jamal Crawford, Tatum will play The Crawsover in his Pro-Am league on Saturday.
“🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 Bron said to Mal you know we gotta keep the party going, let’s get someone who’s never been to Seattle but they MUST see it!! Y ‘ all also making his @thecrawsover debut, the unstoppable superstar @jaytatum0 will be playing on Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Crawford tweeted.
But Tatum isn’t the only player set to take part in Crawford’s event, which begins on Saturday. As briefly mentioned by Crawford, another big star is taking part – LeBron James.
James will play in Crawsover
Crawford’s event has hosted many NBA players over the years, but the landing of the biggest superstar of the last century will help draw more new eyes to the league. The former NBA guard announced James’ attendance earlier in the day on August 19.
“🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 I thought it was going to be a movie… now it’s HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s gonna be a day like we’ve NEVER SEEN @KingJames WILL PLAY @thecrawsover PRO AM!!!!!!!!!!! It’s OFF ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️”, Crawford tweeted.
In addition, NBA players such as Chet Holmgren, Dejounte Murray and Paolo Banchero will also play in the game. Needless to say, Tatum will be up against elite competition.
And based on a statement by Brad Stevens earlier this offseason, this could be one of the first times Tatum has played organized basketball since the end of the season.
Stevens to Tatum: “Take a vacation”
In recent years, Tatum has done nothing but play basketball. He played in The Bubble, played for the Team USA FIBA team, played one more season, competed at the Tokyo Olympics for Team USA, and then went to a finals with the Celtics.
After the Boston season ended, Stevens told Tatum to do anything but play basketball.
“I told him, ‘Go on vacation. Get some rest.’ This guy gave us everything he had. If you look at the minutes, if you look at the games played. He’s a superstar who doesn’t want to sit… He’d be the first to say he’d like to have some of those moments back.” Stevens explained.
Luckily for Celtics fans, however, they will get a chance to catch some Tatum highlights very, very soon.
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