Jayson Tatum joined Kevin Garnett as the only rookie teenager to ever have six blocks and at least three steals in a game Saturday vs the Nets, but it would be irrational to compare him to the Big Ticket.
No, Tatum’s rookie season has actually been more comparable to two-time MVP Steph Curry.
In fact, Tatum is having a much more efficient rookie season than Curry, sporting a 57.1 eFG% compared to Curry’s 53.5 eFG%. The picture becomes a bit clearer when you look at the numbers through the first 43 games of their respective careers.
Stupid, right? Due to his size, position, and ability to take off for a layup from the 3-point line, most people compare Tatum to Curry’s teammate Kevin Durant. While there is some validity to that argument (If Tatum attempted the same amount of shots KD did his rookie year he’d be averaging 25 ppg (KD only scored 20 ppg his rookie year . . . just saying), the shooting and scoring numbers look more like Curry.
At the end of the day these numbers don’t guarantee Tatum will be a future MVP and/or a four-time scoring champion. However, at this point he’s at least a lock for the Hall of Fame.
Now on tap at San Francisco's Barebottle Brewing Company -- LeBron's tears?
"We took the tears from Sir James' Game 1 loss and distilled them into a hazy IPA, just for you," the brewery writes in its Instagram post unveiling its brand new LeBron Tears IPA. "We also decided that Tears pair well with Mosaic hops. Sad!"
It's not the first time King James has been trolled in the name of suds. After "The Decision" in 2010, Cleveland-based Great Lakes Brewing company unveiled a "Quitness" ale, which came back to bite them years later.
Hey, we're pretty partial to the Bella Czech Pilsner ourselves.
It's been about two years since Jaylen Brown found his car full of popcorn as part of his rookie initiation with the Celtics.
He knows the culprit and he's coming for him.
TMZ Sports caught up with Brown in New York City and asked him about locker room pranks. He quickly recalled his car getting "popcorned" and how he had to pay to have it cleaned up.
"I'm still mad about it," Brown said. "Amir Johnson, I'm coming for you."
Johnson, the well-traveled former Celtics forward, played for the Philadelphia 76ers last season and, for now, his car has remained popcorn-free.