Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Named First Team All-NBA

Tatum's second All-NBA award

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May 24

NBA awards season continues to treat the Boston Celtics nicely, as forward Jayson Tatum was just named to his first All-NBA First Team.

The news was shared in a tweet released by NBA communications, stating Tatum had been selected as one of the NBA’s two best forwards in the 2021-22 season.

He was joined by Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetekounmpo, Phoenix’s Devin Booker, Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Denver’s Nikola Jokic, who took home the league’s MVP award earlier this month.

It’s the second time that Tatum’s been named to an All-NBA team, as he was named Third Team All-NBA back in 2019-20. No Celtics player has made First Team All-NBA since Kevin Garnett in 2008. He’s the lone Celtics player to make one of the three teams this season, with Jaylen Brown being the only other Celtic to receive votes.

The award serves some vindicitive purposes for Tatum, who barely missed out on some serious cash when he missed out on an All-NBA spot in 2021.

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