The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

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Debating Jayson Tatum: NBA Finals Performance and the Weight of Criticism

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Chris Broussard and Rob Parker look at Celtics Forward Jayson Tatum’s NBA Finals performance and react to the hate the Celtics Star is getting. Prior to Game 3 the guys debate if the hate is warranted and look at what the Tatum needs to do to change the narrative!

Chris Broussard: "He's (Jayson Tatum) been taking heat throughout the playoffs, not just the Finals but in the Eastern Conference finals. He became the first Celtic ever — yes, over Larry Bird, yes, over Bill Russell, Sam Jones, Garnett, whatever great Celtics you want to name. Jayson Tatum did something that none of them ever did, which is to average 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists in the Eastern Conference Finals. People were talking about how he didn't play that well. He has the best plus-minus in the playoffs, not just on the Celtics, but out of every team... that said, if Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic were putting up these numbers and playing this way in the finals, they would absolutely get criticized BECAUSE of the 31% shooting."
Rob Parker: "I’m sorry, I don’t care what stats you ‘oh he's almost averaging a triple-double and all this,' Chris going 6-22 is bad. I don’t care who you are. You can't look at that and say he's still playing fine because if he was 6-22 and they were down 0-2 and he had the same rebounds and assists, people would be killing him. He would be getting SLAUGHTERED!"

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