When idols become rivals: Celtics Jayson Tatum to play against LeBron James

CLEVELAND - Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum and LeBron James go way back — six years to be exact.

It was in 2012 when then 14-year-old Tatum begged LeBron James to follow him on Twitter.

Tatum, who is the nephew of former Cavaliers guard Larry Hughes, who played with James, is spotted in the photo with the king in middle school at a time when his dream was to make it into the NBA.

Now, at 20 years old, James and Tatum will be following each other, this time at the NBA's highest level.

 

Print this article Back to Top