June 19, 2024

Celtics

Tatum and Theis started their Celtics careers in 2017 and performed collectively for over three years.

Jayson Tatum reintroduced himself to Daniel Theis on the rim on Saturday. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe workers)

Jayson Tatum confirmed no regret for his former teammate after they reacquainted themselves on the rim on Saturday.

Daniel Theis spent over three seasons with the Celtics starting in 2017, the identical 12 months Tatum was drafted. Now, Theis wears a Los Angeles Clippers jersey. And in Boston’s west coast matchup, he made the error of attempting to disclaim a Tatum dunk.

Tatum spun previous Kobe Brown on the baseline and when Theis slid to assist, the Boston famous person jammed a dunk proper over him.

Theis and Tatum appear to have an excellent relationship from the years spent along with the Celtics. Theis was Tatum’s middle for 3 full seasons earlier than he was shipped to the Chicago Bulls by way of commerce. Boston bought Theis again in a commerce with the Houston Rockets throughout the 2021-22 season. He performed 21 extra video games with the Celtics earlier than departing once more the next offseason.

Boston followers have grown accustomed to poster dunks this season. Jaylen Brown alone has been catching sufficient our bodies for teammate Oshae Brissett to crash a media scrum and ask him what goes via his head when trying a poster dunk.

The present iteration of the Celtics is dominated by three-pointers. In actual fact, Boston has the second-fewest subject purpose makes an attempt within the paint this season, in response to NBA superior stats. Regardless of the low quantity, Boston makes positive it creates memorable slams every sport. Tatum’s dunk over Theis was simply the most recent instance.