“They’ve Been Knocking on the Door”: Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and New 7’3 Addition Has Stephen A. Smith Rooting For Celtics to Win it All

Published 09/09/2023, 12:11 AM EDT

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With a new season fast approaching, the talks of what-ifs for the upcoming action are taking precedence. One such point of discussion is around the potential champions for the next NBA season. Stephen A. Smith recently joined the conversation showing his support to the Boston Celtics of Jayson Tatum.

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The NBA personality is rooting for the Celtics for their firepower of Tatum and Jaylen Brown. With the addition of their latest 7’3 superstar, Stephen backed the city of Boston to win it all.

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In a recent episode of Club Shay Shay, Stephen A. put his bet on the Celtics for the upcoming season. “I got Boston…as my favorite overall,” he stated, explaining his preference for championship contenders. He later revealed the reasons behind his belief, with the starting five being one of them.

Boston already has stars like Tatum and Brown in their squad, helping them become one of the best teams in the league. On top of that, they have recently acquired Kristaps Porzingis to strengthen their roster. This excited Smith, as he believed the 7’3 center’s shooting skills “combined with Tatum and Brown” would make the squad lethal. The overall balance of the entire team is another key aspect.

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The Celtics have successfully retained their core of veteran and bench players. With the head coach Joe Mazzulla gaining more experience, they are the ones to look out for, according to the 55-year-old. “They have been knocking on the door long enough,” the NBA analyst highlighted, sending a warning to the rest of the league. This raises one question in our minds.

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In the past few seasons, the Boston Celtics have come into their own. They have the Eastern Conference finals in each of the last two seasons, winning one and losing the other.

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Their dominance in the conference in the regular season is prevalent. Due to the heroics of Tatum and a great supporting cast, the franchise has turned itself into a current NBA powerhouse.

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Thus, the words of Stephen A. Smith may well come true this season. Still, the unpredictability of the league and the game of basketball cannot be denied. The combination of all these makes the Celtics an interesting watch for the upcoming season.

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Sourav Bose

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Sourav is a detail-oriented NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. His passion for the game of basketball was ignited by none other than the captivating duo of Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr. As he delved into the illustrious history of the NBA, his fascination grew exponentially.
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