The Miami Heat have another chance at putting the Boston Celtics away on Thursday night.
If they win Game 5, they will move on to the Finals and once again impress the NBA fanbase.
But if the Celtics win, they will have many people wondering if a comeback from 0-3 is truly possible.
During the last few games, Celtics star Jayson Tatum has gotten a lot of negative attention for his performances.
Craig Carton is tired of what he considers disrespect being leveled at Tatum.
“I don’t get it, he’s the best player the Celtics have had in a long time. The notion that he doesn’t show up in the playoffs is a false narrative,” Carton said on his show Thursday morning.
.@craigcartonlive is TIRED of the Jayson Tatum disrespect 😅
"I don't get it, he's the best player the Celtics have had in a long time! The notion that he doesn't show up in the playoffs is a false narrative." pic.twitter.com/Z4aNUMiLvd
— The Carton Show (@TheCartonShow) May 25, 2023
Carton is right about one thing: Tatum is definitely one of the most important players for the Celtics and one of their biggest stars of this generation.
And while he really has averaged a high point total, especially in elimination games, others are upset by the way that he doesn’t compete in the fourth quarter.
Before Game 4, Tatum was only scoring single digits in the final period of this series.
He was a complete non-issue for the Heat and the Celtics suffered because of that.
It’s not clear why Tatum was having so many problems doing well as the games came to a close but he shook that off in Game 4.
During the fourth for that game, Tatum scored 11 points and led both teams in point totals.
If Tatum continues to do very well in the fourth moving forward, the Heat could have a serious problem.
And Carton won’t be the only one telling people to stop disrespecting him.NEXT: Fans React To Unfortunate News About Malcolm Brogdon