Jayson Tatum says he's watched Kobe Bryant's film review '25 times'

Jayson Tatum says he's watched Kobe Bryant's film review '25 times'

Brad Stevens joked over the weekend that Jayson Tatum should be leery of taking advice from Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. But Tatum did not heed his head coach’s warning. 

Tatum, 20, spoke to reporters over the weekend about Bryant’s critiques of his game. On Bryant’s film breakdown show, “The Detail,” which airs on ESPN+, the No. 3 all-time leading point scorer focused on Tatum’s ability to better utilize off-ball screens and take advantage of catch-and-shoot opportunities In the free trailer available on ESPN.com, Bryant analyzes one particular play in Game 2 against the Cavaliers where Tatum catches a pass from Terry Rozier near the three-point line. Tatum dribbles the ball and moves towards the center, instead of instantly setting himself up to shoot.

Tatum, who first responded Bryant’s analysis with the “hallelujah” emoji, said he’s devoured the videotape. “That was really cool for me. Growing up, (Bryant) was my favorite player. That was really a special moment for me,” Tatum told reporters Saturday, per ESPN. “I’ve probably watched (the video) like 25 times already. It’s very helpful information that I can take with me.”

It’s been a spring full of brushes with fame for Tatum. In addition to receiving free advice from Bryant, Tatum is matched up with LeBron James in the Eastern Conference Finals. As a 14 year old, Tatum begged James to follow him back on Twitter. 

James still doesn’t follow Tatum, but the Celtics are up 2-1 on the Cavaliers. You can’t get everything in life. 

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Source: GreenStreet Blog

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