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“Michael Jeffery Jordan ain’t walking through that tunnel to save you”: NBA Twitter react to Jayson Tatum repping MJ-Kobe on his outfit

Arjun Julka

"Michael Jeffery Jordan ain't walking through that tunnel to save you": NBA Twitter react to Jayson Tatum repping MJ-Kobe on his outfit

Celtics forward Jayson Tatum takes inspiration from Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, repping them on his outfit for Game Four at the TD Garden.

Currently down 1-2 against the Miami Heat, the Celtics need to protect home court in the upcoming Game Four. Unfortunately, the Cs are without their reigning DPOY Marcus Smart, making things a tad more difficult for the Celtics as they square up against Erik Spoelstra and his men.

On the other hand, three-time All-Star Jayson Tatum has struggled, failing to maintain consistency. The former Duke player had an injury scare, exiting Game Three midway but returned soon enough. Tatum has averaged 22.0 PPG, 6.3 RPG, and 5.0 APG in the series so far.

While there are no doubts about Tatum’s abilities, he needs to play at a Michael JordanKobe Bryant level if he wishes to take down a formidable team like the Heat. Looking to even the series, Tatum seemed to have sought some inspiration from His Airness and the Black Mamba.

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The 24-year-old pulled up at the Garden, wearing an iconic MJ t-shirt with his pants graphics of Jordan and Kobe dueling.

NBA Twitter reacts to Jayson Tatum repping MJ-Kobe Bryant on his outfit.

It’s no secret that Tatum shared a close bond with the late Kobe Bryant, idolizing the Lakers legend. On the other hand, the Mamba looked up to Air Jordan as his mentor. Nonetheless, Tatum’s outfit had everyone’s attention as he made his entrance through the arena’s hallway.

The Celtics forward cannot afford to have another mediocre game, especially with Smart out. Tatum needs to take a leaf from MJ-Kobe’s playoff book. The two legends never seized to step up for their team during moments of crisis.

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Arjun Julka

Arjun Julka


Arjun Julka is a NBA author at The SportsRush. Basketball isn’t just a sport for this 26-year-old, who hails from Mumbai. He began watching the sport after stumbling upon a court in his society, helping him identify an undiscovered passion for the game of hoops. Now an ardent fan, Arjun supports Stephen Curry and the Warriors but also enjoys watching Giannis Antetokounmpo own the paint. When it comes to the GOAT debate, the TSR author feels LeBron James is yet to receive a lot of his due but cannot deny marveling at Michael Jordan’s resume.

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