Celtics’ Tristan Thompson Compares Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving




The Boston Celtics have been one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference this season. Despite being riled up with injuries, the Celtics are the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference, with ten victories.

The Celtics have seen two of their stars in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown perform at a superstar level. The duo has been the driving force for the Celtics this season.

Their teammate and veteran center Tristan Thompson recently applauded the two superstars. In a recent interview with NBC’s Chris Forsberg Thompson, he opened up about what makes the duo special.

“Just the work ethic. A lot of talented players, they definitely work on their game, but these guys work on another level. They are in the gym taking extra shots after for an extra hour. I am like we gotta game at 7, are you guys sure you want to keep shooting?”

Thompson also compared to the duo of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. “That’s their routine. Reminds a lot with LeBron and Kyrie and even it’s crazy to say but Collin Sexton the young kid you know, he is always in the gym so that’s how come these guys perform in a way.”

He added, “They put the time in and the effort in and like they say you know what you put into the game, it comes back and you reap the benefits. It’s shown in the way they have played this year, both of them, playing at an efficient level so they deserve it.”

Can the duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown lead the Celtics to the NBA Championship?

Tatum and Brown have been one of the best duos in the NBA this season. Brown, especially, has stepped up. In the 18 games he has played, he has averaged 27.1 points, 3.5 assists, and 5.4 rebounds per game.

Tatum has also continued his fantastic form from the playoffs and has averaged 26.8 points, 3.7 assists, and 7 rebounds per game this regular season. The Celtics have been led by this duo to 10 wins this season.

Dec 23, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0), guard Jeff Teague (55), and guard Jaylen Brown (7) celebrate after making a basket against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The 17-time champions have bolstered with the return of Kemba Walker. Walker has shown steady progress since his return and will be back to his best soon.

If Brown and Tatum can maintain this impeccable form and Walker is back to his absolute best, we might be seeing the Celtics emerge as a real championship contender from the Eastern Conference.

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