By Thomas King
Boston Celtics second-year forward Jayson Tatum is still a bit salty General Manager Danny Ainge didn’t take him with the top pick in the NBA Draft and more Celtics news and rumors to start the day.
At the annual Boston Celtics Shamrock Gala Event, which raises money for local children’s charities, Jayson Tatum shared some big news–he’s still got beef with Celtics GM Danny Ainge for trading down from the No.1 spot in last year’s draft to select Tatum No. 3 and gain a future first round draft pick in the process.
Tatum, of course, would have preferred to have gone No. 1 overall for bragging rights, according to NBC Sports Boston.
Irving had been asked about playing at Duke when Tatum playfully interrupted to note, “[Irving] only played seven games in college.”
Irving laughed then noted it was actually 11 games. Added Irving, “It takes others 30 games, or 60 games [to get drafted]. It takes some people 11. … Eleven games to get drafted. No. 1, baby.”
As laughter died down, Tatum deadpanned, “It’s Danny’s fault I didn’t go No. 1,” which only drew more laughter from those on stage and in the...