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Tatum reacts to Beal signing max contract with Wizards

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No one was happier to see Bradley Beal get paid than his longtime pal, Jayson Tatum.

The Boston Celtics star, who grew up with Beal in St. Louis, tweeted a congratulatory message after the All-Star guard star signed a five-year, $251 million max deal to stay with the Washington Wizards.

"DAAAAAMMNNNNN! So happy for my big brotha. You deserve it champ…. LET ME HOLD A DOLLA," he wrote.

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Tatum and Beal's close friendship is well-documented. The two have known each other since childhood and Beal even babysat Tatum when he was a toddler. Tatum often refers to Beal as his big brother.

Recently, Beal got emotional after Tatum sent him a heartfelt video message.

"Without you, it wouldn’t be me," Tatum says in the video. "You don’t get enough credit, but I’m always giving you the credit … My big brother, man -- I appreciate you."

For now, Beal will continue to try and make it work with Washington. That said, that doesn't rule out him having a change of heart and teaming up with Tatum at some point down the line.