The Lakers and Celtics have been rivals for decades. This rivalry is often considered to be the greatest rivalry of all sports.
It shocked Laker fans all over the world when photos surfaced of Jayson Tatum working out privately with Kobe Bryant. Considering the fact that Tatum is a Celtic and Kobe hasn’t been seen practicing with any of the new Laker players.
Here are the pictures that Tatum posted on his Instagram,
What does this mean?
We took some time to analyze the situation and discovered that Tatum is a huge Kobe fan. He grew up idolizing Kobe and has been reaching out to him prior to their private workout. Plus Kobe actually talked highly about Tatum in his new show Detail on ESPN+.
It appears that there’s a mutual respect for one another which led to their workout.
Why hasn’t he worked out with any of the new Lakers?
Kobe has said it himself that he doesn’t want to be a distraction for the team, and we believe that’s the main reason why. It appears that he’s at a point now where he wants to transcend his legacy beyond the Lakers. He’s getting involved with a lot of different things and now isn’t afraid to help a young NBA player out.
Plus we have a feeling that Tatum has genuinely reached out to Kobe more than other players.