Celtics fans have enjoyed watching Jayson Tatum have his breakout campaign this season, taking major steps forward in his skill set and leadership, which has benefited the team greatly.
In fact, Tatum’s steps toward becoming a superstar have the Celtics in position to make a title run.
But he’s still only 22 years of age, so he hasn’t truly received the respect of exactly everyone involving in the NBA, and he apparently took note of an important group of individuals.
It appears Tatum is not happy about how officials are calling fouls on his opponents, as a report from Jason Lloyd of The Athletic states that he’s been complaining about not receiving star treatment from referees. It reads:
“Jayson Tatum is tired of not getting star treatment from officials and has been complaining about it on the bench and in the makeshift locker room.”
Tatum does raise a good point. He’s been averaging only 4.7 free-throw attempts per game. But he’s only 22, so if he’s going to want to draw more fouls, he’ll simply need to continue to attack the rim, and eventually, he’ll get to the charity stripe. And sure, maybe not to the level that a superstar like James Harden or Damian Lillard does, but he’ll get there nonetheless.