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Celtics' Jayson Tatum saves every dollar of his $7.8 million NBA salary

Celtics' Jayson Tatum saves every dollar of his $7.8 million NBA salary

When it comes to his money, Jayson Tatum is wise beyond his years.

The 21-year-old Boston Celtics forward is set to make $7.83 million this season as part of the four-year, $30.1 million contract he signed when he was 19. Every dollar will be set aside.

“All the money I get from the Celtics, I put it in a savings account," Tatum told Maverick Carter on an episode of Uninterrupted, per CNBC.

Knowing a future in the NBA isn't guaranteed, Tatum instead lives off the money earned from his several endorsement deals. 

“When I picked my agent, I told him I want to do as much off-the-court stuff as I can,” Tatum told the Boston Globe back in March. “Right now I’m young, so I try to do everything as much as possible. … Tomorrow is not promised. You’re not promised the next contract. You want to save all the money you can.”

Tatum credits his mother for helping him become more financially literate.

"As I got older and started understanding that the NBA was coming to reality, she started talking to me about the importance of balancing all of this money," Tatum told Carter.

The former Duke standout is just the latest Boston athlete to openly discuss their money-saving habits. Former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, like Tatum, saved his NFL money and used his endorsement income as spending money. Current Patriots defensive back Joejuan Williams lives off 10 percent of his NFL income and saves the rest.

The future certainly is bright for the young C's star in more ways than one.

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Bryce Brown hits franchise 3's record in Red Claws loss

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Bryce Brown hits franchise 3's record in Red Claws loss

The Maine Red Claws were in action at home at the Portland Expo Center on Saturday night hosting the Delaware Blue Coats, taking a 128-123 loss to fall to 7-4 and fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Tacko Fall wasn’t in action, but Bryce Brown was simply furious, leading all scorers with 43 points 15 of 17 from the floor overall and a franchise single-game record 11 of 11 three-pointers. Tremont Waters was terrific, too, with 18 points and 11 assists.

HIGHLIGHTS

BRYCE BROWN

Brown, an undrafted free agent who helped lead Auburn to its first Final Four appearance last spring, was simply unconscious for the Claws. He shot a perfect 11 of 11 from three-point range to give him an absurd effective field goal percentage of 1.2 for the game.

TREMONT WATERS

Waters, the Connecticut native, was crafty in his distribution, with just four turnovers to go with his 11 assists.

Yante Maten (18 points), Vincent Poirier (18) and Justin Bibbs (10) also scored in double-figures for the Red Claws.

WHAT’S NEXT

The Red Claws return to action Friday in Des Moines, Iowa to face the Iowa Wolves, with tipoff at 8 p.m. ET.

Don’t miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Cavaliers, which tips off Monday at 6:30 p.m. ET with Celtics Pregame Live, then Mike & Scal have the call of the game at 7:30 p.m. You can also stream the game through the MyTeams App.

Happy birthday, Larry Bird!

Happy birthday, Larry Bird!

Anytime is a good time to watch highlights of the greatness that was Larry Bird playing for the Celtics.

But on Larry Legend's 63rd birthday? It's time to break out the best of No. 33...

The fight with Dr. J in 1984:

The 60-point game against the Hawks in '85:

The steal against Isiah Thomas and the Pistons in '87:

The "you are watching was greatness is all about" duel with Dominique Wilkins in '88:

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Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Cavaliers, which tips off Monday at 7 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, and then Tommy & Mike have the call at 7:30 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.