Jayson Tatum Attempts To Recreate Iconic Kobe Bryant Championship Photo Much To The Dismay Of NBA Fans

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2024 NBA Finals - Game Five
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 17: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics celebrates with the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy in the locker room after Boston's 106-88 win against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Five of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 17, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Jayson Tatum was rightfully excited about his achievement.

Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics won the NBA championship last night. Overall, their series against the Dallas Mavericks wasn't very competitive. None of the games were close, and the Mavericks were very clearly an inferior opponent. Although the Mavericks put up a fight in Game 4, they were awful in Game 5. The Celtics essentially walked to an NBA championship, only losing three games en route to their big win. It was impressive, and it was capped off by Jaylen Brown winning Finals MVP.

After winning the NBA title, Tatum took to the locker room to celebrate with his teammates. Many fans were waiting to see if Tatum would invoke the previous actions of Kobe Bryant, who infamous took a downtrodden photo with the Larry O'Brien trophy. Tatum is a massive Kobe fan, and NBA viewers knew the Celtics star was going to do something similar. Well, those predictions came true, and you can see the results down below.

Jayson Tatum With The Larry O'Brien Trophy

Tatum's attempted photo op led to plenty of eye rolls and jokes on social media. "Bro so corny you’re not kobe," one person wrote. "Bro tryin his hardest not to do the Kobe pic," said another. Meanwhile, others commented on the quality of the playoff series, saying "Most boring finals of the past 10 years." Needless to say, only people in Boston are happy with this title run. Everyone else is already looking forward to what next season has in store.

Let us know what you think about Jayson Tatum and his celebration, in the comments section down below. Do you believe Tatum came through with an annoying celebration, or was it valid? How do you feel about the Celtics winning the NBA title? Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the basketball world. We will continue to bring you updates from around the NBA.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.