Boston Celtics phenom Jayson Tatum still isn’t too happy about being snubbed for All-NBA honors, despite his incredible numbers and production during the 2020-2021 season, an honor that would have earned him around $33 million in roster bonuses.
However the loss of a potential bonus isn’t at the core of his frustration.
“Yeah, I was mad about it and it had nothing to do with the money,” Tatum said, according to the Boston Globe. “I just felt like I increased my assists, my points, my rebounds, I clearly had a better season this year than last season. With COVID and how it affected our team, I guess people held that against me. I clearly should have made one of those teams but it will happen, but just get better for next year. How could you watch my game and the season I had and think I wasn’t one of the best 15 players?”
Tatum certainly had the numbers, and a lot of chatter regarding the snub centered on him being categorized as a forward which is a talent-saturated position in an almost position-less NBA game today.