As Game 4 approaches, Shaq insists that Jayson Tatum is the talisman that Boston need to reverse the series
Now that Boston are trailing 3-0 in the series against Jimmy Butler’s Miami, the sport analyst insists that Jayson Tatum is the only player who can inspire his team to reverse the situation.
“Jayson Tatum — you want to be good, want to be great, or do you want to be one of the greatest Celtics ever?” he said on air. “With him, being All-NBA, he’s going to have to step up. Game 7 (against Philadelphia)? That’s what you call stepping up. So he’s going to have to be there or a little bit under that.”
Shaquille, who won the NBA title in 2000, 2001 and 2002 with the Lakers, and in 2006 with the Heat, knows a lot about performing in the playoffs. So if Tatum isn’t able to lead his team to victory in the next fixture, the Boston franchise can kiss the season goodbye.
Game 4 of the Eastern Conference’s Finals will be held this Tuesday at 6:30pm CST in the Kaseya Center in Florida.