Jayson Tatum Reminds People He Wears No. 0 Because of Gilbert Arenas

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Boston Celtics second-year wing Jayson Tatum is often linked to his idol, Kobe Bryant. Tatum often makes reference to the Laker great as such, and even had a chance to work on his post game with Kobe this past summer.

But make no mistake, every player has an entire cast of influences on their game. Tatum retweeted a tweet about Gilbert Arenas and reminded people that he’s the reason why he wears no. 0.

Arenas, like Tatum, was a deadly scoring threat. “Agent 0” had some explosive seasons with the Washington Wizards in the 2000’s and scored over 11,000 points in his 12-year career.

Other notable names who have worn no. 0 include Russell Westbrook, DeMarcus Cousins, Damian Lillard, Kevin Love, Andre Drummond, Avery Bradley, and Nick Young.

In the first seven games of this season, Tatum is averaging 16 points and eight rebound per game for the Celtics.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. Martin has work experience in digital media, radio, and journalism. He started a basketball blog and internet radio show in 2013 on Blog Talk Radio. Martin previously hosted the Knightcap show for WCTC 1450 AM covering the Rutgers Men's Basketball team. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, and All Hip-Hop. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU and a 1st-Team All-MAC Conference performer. Follow Mart on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries

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