Jayson Tatum is Naming His Adorable New Dog After Kobe Bryant

Celtics All-Star Jayson Tatum
Celtics All-Star Jayson Tatum / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Boston Celtics All-Star Jayson Tatum grew up idolizing the late, great Kobe Bryant. Tatum has worked out with and modeled his play style after Bryant, and also wears a purple arm band to honor Kobe’s legacy and all he has done for the next generation of basketball.

While Tatum honors Bryant any chance that he can while on the court, he is now carrying on Kobe’s legacy off of it. Thanks to the newest addition to Tatum’s household, he will now get to think of Bryant at any chance possible.

Tatum’s new puppy is a blue fawn French bulldog named Bean, Bryant’s middle name. Since Bean is only four weeks old, Tatum will have to wait about another month to bring Bean home to the Tatum household.

When you hear Tatum speak about Bryant, you truly understand the impact that the original Bean had on him growing up as a man and a player.

With the new Bean waiting to come home to Tatum in Boston, everyone in Beantown and on the internet cannot wait for the official debut of Bean on Tatum’s socials. It was only right that Tatum named his new puppy after the man who he grew up wanting to be in the future.