Jayson Tatum lauds the egalitarian Boston Celtics offense after Mavs win

Star Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum could be in the lead of the NBA’s 2024 Kia Most Valuable Player award race. But Tatum has elected to put his team first, transforming their play and record as a result, with Boston now clearly the best team in the league.

Speaking to ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth after the Celtics’ 138-110 blowout victory over the Dallas Mavericks, the St. Louis native opened up on that dynamic. “We have a really good team, and every night is going to look a little different (in terms of who gets the touches on the team),” he said.

“As long as the end result is that we continue to build good habits and win, it’s all going to work itself out.”

“We were really good last year, but we had a lot of things to work on,” Tatum added, reflecting on his past as well as his future. Asked about his 26th birthday, coming on Sunday, the Duke alum smiled. “I remember getting drafted at 19 like it was yesterday,” he said. “Now it’s year seven, and I’m about to be 26.”

A year many an NBA great has broken through to win a title, incidentally.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire