BOSTON — Boston Celtics superstar Jayson Tatum walked into TD Garden on Saturday night sporting a unique t-shirt ahead of a matchup with the rival Los Angeles Lakers.
Tatum paid homage to former Lakers star and mentor Kobe Bryant with his clothing choice as a photo of the NBA icon appeared on front of Tatum’s shirt. But it wasn’t just any picture of Bryant.
It was a photo of Bryant not in his usual purple and gold Lakers uniform, but one of Bryant wearing a Celtics gear from his 1996 pre-draft workout with Boston.
You can check out Tatum donning the shirt here:
This isn’t the only time Tatum has paid tribute to Bryant this season. In Thursday’s loss against the New York Knicks, which marked three years to the day of Bryant’s tragic death, Tatum wore a purple Lakers armband with Bryant’s No. 24 stitched onto it.
And Tatum undoubtedly will look to channel his inner Bryant when he leads the Celtics against the Lakers.