Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Gets High Praise From Red Sox Legend David Ortiz

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Jayson Tatum certainly has gotten to meet a number of important people since being drafted No. 3 overall by the Boston Celtics in this year’s NBA draft. But the rookie forward recently had the pleasure of meeting one of the city’s most beloved athletes.

The 19-year-old got to hang out with none other than Big Papi himself, David Ortiz.

The legend @davidortiz !!!

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Ortiz is an avid Celtics fan, as the former Boston Red Sox slugger often is seen taking in games at TD Garden. And the three-time World Series champion already has high hopes for Tatum playing in a Celtics uniform.

Next season is going to be super fun having this kid playing for us…… Jayson Tatum l have the honor to meet him and his mom last night good luck kid and let go celtics 🍀 @celtics

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We think all C’s fans are hoping the upcoming NBA season will be as fun as Ortiz expects it to be.

Thumbnail photo via Instagram/Jayson Tatum

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