Celtics HoFer Paul Pierce opens up about the motive behind his workouts with Jayson Tatum

A conspicuous presence in the offseason workout videos of All-NBA Boston Celtics star forward Jayson Tatum has been Hall of Fame Celtics forward Paul Pierce, the two spending time together this offseason sparking countless speculation on what lessons The Truth might be sharing with Tacko Jay.

But at least some of the mystery about the two Boston greats putting in work together this offseason was dispelled by Pierce himself in a recent interview with former Celtics legend Kevin Garnett on the Showtime Basketball “KG Certified” podcast. “To watch him and see him do the things that’s making him great, it’s an honor,” Pierce said via Audacity’s Justin Turpin.

“He’s one of the top five players in the league, so it’s an honor just to be there and see him go through his journey.”

“I’m there, really, just for support and to see his growth,” added The Truth. “He’s already at the top of the food chain, so I’m just part of being a support system.”

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