Kevin Durant Makes Bold Jayson Tatum Olympic Prediction

The Boston Celtics wing scored 27 points in Team USA's win


July 31, 2021

Jayson Tatum took over Saturday in a Team USA Olympic victory over the Czech Republic.

Kevin Durant thinks we’re going to see a lot more of that.

Tatum has had a fairly nondescript showing in the exhibitions leading up to the Olympics as well as in Tokyo itself. That resulted in him losing his starting job, but he bounced back in a big way Saturday with a 27-point showing, with 15 points coming off 3-pointers.

All the while, Durant was breaking the Team USA scoring record. That’s an impressive feat, but one he doesn’t believe will last.

A bold prediction to be sure, but certainly one that could come to pass. Tatum only is 23, so he very well might have three — maybe four — more Olympic appearances to his name by the time he calls it a career.

Tatum, Durant and the rest of Team USA now will head to the knockout round.

Thumbnail photo via Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports Images
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