ESPN’s Richard Jefferson says Celtics’ Jayson Tatum needs consistency to be a real MVP candidate

Fans of the Boston Celtics and their star forward Jayson Tatum may have picked up on the fact that the St. Louis native has fallen out of the running for the 2023 Kia Most Valuable Player award, at least as a frontrunner.

And while it might not be clear why the Celtics swingman has slipped in relation to Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers, and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, for regular views and analysts alike, it’s a question of consistency.

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To hear one such perspective out of the mouth of former NBAer and current ESPN broadcaster Richard Jefferson, take a look at the clip we have embedded below.

The Duke alum might be among the brightest stars in the league when he’s hot, but it’s the staying hot that has been the issue for Tatum.

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