The Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat to make it to the NBA Finals and Lakers fans are going crazy. Fifth-year all-star forward, Jayson Tatum was a major catalyst in the Celtics besting the Heat in Game 7, much to the chagrin of Lakers fans.
In the 2017 NBA Draft, the Lakers chose Lonzo Ball No. 2 overall, one spot before the Celtics selected Tatum. Since that time, Tatum has been a three-time all-star, two-time All-NBA team member, and now taking his team to the Finals in just five years of service.
With Lonzo being traded by the Lakers for Anthony Davis, it had fans wondering what would have been its fate had Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka settled on Tatum in favor of the hometown kid in Lonzo.
See some of the reactions below.
WHY DOES JAYSON TATUM HAVE TO PLAY FOR THE CETICS? pic.twitter.com/8FRG5j1e4K
— Lakers Lead (@LakersLead) May 30, 2022
Because Lakers wanted Lonzo Ball and y’all were clamoring Ball, Ingram, Kuzma we’re better https://t.co/6JXcOWOlCW
— Corey B (@CoreyB08) May 30, 2022
We drafted lonzo ball ahead of this man 🥲 https://t.co/SwBh5yjLEe
— Saeed (@_Ahmadsaeed) May 30, 2022
Magic Johnson picking Lonzo over Jayson Tatum has got to be one of the greatest blunders in Lakers history lol
— TheUndisputed80 (@pokerdawg303) May 30, 2022
I don’t know why Lakers fans even bother to worry about Tatum. EVEN if Magic Johnson didn’t think Lonzo was his second-coming, they woulda shipped JT to New Orleans for AD so why care ?😂😂 https://t.co/dW7pyp4mZZ
— Zandro Tatum🇨🇴🍀(EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPS) (@Lat1noSavant) May 30, 2022
Now may be a good time to remind those Lakers fans the Bulls were the No. 1 seed in the East prior to Lonzo’s injury.