The Boston Celtics nearly completed one of the most impressive mid-season turnarounds in NBA history last season. Despite struggling earlier in the year, they managed to fight back and make it to the NBA Finals.
However, they failed to fully complete the turnaround as they were defeated by the Golden State Warriors in six games in the Finals. Boston’s revenue problems, sluggish offense and inexperience eventually caught up with them as the Warriors won their fourth title in eight years.
Throughout the finals, Boston feuded with Warriors star Draymond Green. TD Garden let him hear it with chants, several players got into altercations with him, and there was a very clear animosity between the two sides. When Jayson Tatum posted a photo with Green on July 4th, many people were dissatisfied.
Tatum attended a party with a host of other athletes and A-list celebrities including Drake, Jay-Z, Joel Embiid, 21 Savage and even Grant Williams. But when he posted the picture with Green, Celtics fans took to Twitter to call him out.
They said he’s turning his back on teammate Jaylen Brown, who had just struck up a conversation with Green on Twitter.
Brown’s Beef With Green on Twitter
During an episode of The old man and the three Podcast with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter, green reflected in an encounter with Brown during the finals. He said he “had” Brown after the incident, saying, “I was like, ‘Yup, this is over, this is baby food, and we’re going to walk out of here with a championship.'”
Brown responded to the comments on Twitter, calling Green cheesy and that he’d “lost his f***ing mind.”
“You can say whatever you win. Draymond got a podcast and lost his damn mind… you never could.” Brown tweeted.
When Brown and Green took to Twitter, fans were happy to see that Tatum was pals with the Warriors star. However, Tatum and Green have been friends for a while, so it’s not surprising that they hang out together (although it’s a group).
Tatum and Green’s friendship
While Tatum and Green have never played together in the NBA, they wore the same jersey at the 2020 Olympics, where they both competed on Team USA, winning a gold medal in the process.
Green had Tatum on his podcast before, where they shared stories about their time in Tokyo with Team USA, and Green showed Tatum his respect. even she caught up after the finalshare a moment of appreciation for each other.
Tatum’s friendship with Green has nothing to do with Brown and his Twitter beef with the Warriors star. The two are teammates but also have their own individual relationships, friends, and social lives.
Regardless, fans are unhappy with Tatum at the moment. Celtic’s Twitter snapped him a new one after the photos with Green surfaced, but the incident is unlikely to become anything else.
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