We’re at the time in the NBA calendar when one NBA All-Star can’t wish another NBA All-Star a happy birthday, quite literally, without attracting the attention of others.
And that’s just what Jayson Tatum did Monday.
The Boston Celtics wing passed on a birthday message to Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal, who turned 28 years old. Beal and Tatum have a close relationship due to the fact they both grew up in St. Louis and attended Chaminade College Preparatory School.
That relationship is also part of the reason Beal, who previously found himself in trade speculation, has been linked to the Celtics.
Anyway, here is Tatum’s Instagram post:
Beal signed a two-year, $72 million extension with Washington back in 2019, but that extension won’t kick in until next season. It comes with an option for 2022-23 meaning in order for the Celtics to acquire Beal in the short term a trade would be required.
Still, we’re of the belief Celtics fans will read into Tatum’s post while hoping it’s the latest example which connects Beal to Boston.