Conversation between Jayson Tatum, Joel Embiid on rigors of the NBA Finals surfaces

Fans of star Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum may know that, while they may battle with all their abilities on the court, Tatum and Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid share a trainer in Pure Sweat’s Drew Hanlen. Recently, a video of the pair training with Hanlen surfaced that featured a conversation between Tatum and Embiid talking about the former’s experience in the 2022 NBA Finals.

“Did you feel the pressure?” asked Embiid of the St. Louis native via Heavy’s Jack Simone. “Nah, the first game was like, I wasn’t nervous in the morning,” replied JT. “When we ran out there for warm-ups, it hit me, how much was on the line.”

“(I am trying to) figure out how it is so I can make it next year,” replied the Sixers big man.

“I know one thing, once you get there if you don’t get back, don’t (expletive) else matter,” answered Tatum.

The Duke alum dropping a hint of what has fueled him and the Celtics to a league-best record and a legitimate Most Valuable Player candidacy, respectively.

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