“Could be the greatest Celtic to ever play” – Celtics legend Paul Pierce hails MVP frontrunner Jayson Tatum


Boston Celtics is one of the greatest ever franchises in NBA history. From players like Bill Russell to Jayson Tatum, this franchise has seen some of the greatest talents in the league take charge. This is just what former champion of Boston Celtics, Paul Pierce spoke about how Tatum can become the greatest ever player to represent the franchise.

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Being named as a starter from the Eastern Conference, Jayson Tatum is the front-runner for the MVP honor as well. Moreover, Tatum and Jaylen Brown are on the back of leading the franchise to their first NBA Finals in 12 years.

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Jayson Tatum and Paul Pierce

The 2008 NBA Champion with Boston Celtics, Paul Pierce recently stated his belief that Tatum could ultimately become the best player in franchise history as per Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe.

Paul Pierce on Jayson Tatum

“I think Tatum, the way the league is going now, the scoring, and guys really getting to show their true ability when it’s all said and done, he could be the greatest Celtic to ever play,” Paul Pierce said.

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Jayson Tatum and Robert Williams III

Tatum has taken the center stage, unlike any other time in the 2022-23 season. The 24-year-old has been putting up a career-high 31.1 points per game, 8.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.0 steal while shooting 46.8 percent from the field and 35.2 percent from the three-point line in this current season. Furthermore, Jayson Tatum is fourth in the league in scoring behind only Joel Embiid, Luka Doncic, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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