The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics met up in a potential NBA Finals preview on Sunday. The Lakers ended up pulling out a 114-112 victory, despite Jayson Tatum going off for 41 points to tie his career-high. LeBron James made sure to show his respect to the young Celtics star after the game, as the two shared some words in an embrace at half court.
Tatum was the leading scorer in the game with his 41 points. James had 29 of his own for the Lakers in 35 minutes. He remains an ambassador for the game and it is great to see him show his respect for Tatum, a future star, after the clash.
Tatum is only 21 and made his first All-Star Game this year. The fact he is putting up 41 points against the Lakers at Staples Center is living proof he is one of the top young stars in the game. All James could do was enjoy the show, offer up his respect, but also make sure his Lakers did the most important thing and win the game.