Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum is playing the best basketball of his career, and his NBA peers are noticing.
The 21-year-old forward scored a team-high 33 points in the Celtics' 114-103 win over the Utah Jazz on the road Wednesday night. It was his third consecutive game scoring 30-plus points, and in the month of February he's averaging 30.5 points on 50 percent (!) shooting from 3-point range.
Not only is Tatum scoring at a high level and doing it in an efficient manner, he's excelling against quality competition. Seven of the 11 teams the Celtics have played this month are currently in a playoff spot, including two of the top championship contenders in the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers.
Several players couldn't resist giving Tatum a shoutout after another great game Wednesday night.
Here's some of the best Twitter reaction to Tatum's performance against the Jazz from various NBA players past and present.
Tatum becoming ELITE— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) February 27, 2020
Tatum got HOOP game!!!— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) February 27, 2020
tatum & spida sheesh 👀🔥— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) February 27, 2020
Tatum clearly eastern conference player of the month!!! It’s not even close!!! Dude is on tear and i don’t see it slowing down NO TIME SOON!!— Jared Sullinger Sr. (@Jared_Sully0) February 27, 2020
Last retweet I promise lol! https://t.co/PgglOIeLv2— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) February 27, 2020