After helping the United States outlast France, 87-82, and win it all at the Tokyo Olympics, Jayson Tatum has one simple request.
Tatum tweeted, "Gold Medal Jay" when you see him please!
The Celtics star scored 19 and added seven rebounds to Team USA's victory party. He hit 8 of his 14 shots, 3 out of 5 3-pointers and added a steal. France, anchored by Rudy Gobert and former Celtics player Evan Fournier, and Guerschon Yabusele, remained patient as the United States made their way. However, Tatum and Kevin Durant proved to be crucial in getting the United States out of its jam.
Tatum is smiling hugely in the photo of him calling himself "Gold Medal Jay". Tatum wrote, "St. He wrote, "St.
Jaylen Brown, Jaylen's teammate, showed some love on Saturday via Twitter.
Danny Ainge, former president of basketball operations for the Celtics, congratulated Tatum and Fournier for their "exceptional Olympic performance".
Jon Scheyer, Tatum's Duke coach, noted that Tatum is the only person to have won championships with the 16U-17U, 19U and senior squads. Many Celtics ties congratulated him, including his former assistant coach Kara Lawson as well as Shane Larkin, who was also there to congratulate him. He was also given a shoutout by the Patriots.
Tatum also added one tweet about his USA teammates and stated: "We connected forever."