The first pitch at MLB games has quickly become a tradition for athletes of other sports and general celebrities.
Recently, some of the world’s best athletes have stepped up to the mound, with each finding varying degrees of success.
Boston Celtics‘ forward Jayson Tatum recently answered the call, delivering a perfect strike at a St. Louis Cardinals game, shown in a video from the MLB.
St. Louis native and NBA superstar @jaytatum0 delivers a strike!
— MLB (@MLB) August 1, 2023
This strike was good news for Tatum, as he won’t have to answer for a poor performance as so many have before him.
As the MLB’s post indicates, Tatum is from Saint Louis, so this was a great welcome-home gift for him.
While Tatum has just spent time throwing out a first pitch, he’ll soon have to pivot toward the upcoming NBA Season.
The Boston Celtics are coming off an Eastern Conference Finals loss to the Miami Heat, a series they lost in seven games.
While they did rally after being down 3-0, the Heat proved too big of a test for the Celtics.
The East isn’t getting any easier and Tatum and the Celtics will have to put in the necessary work to get it done in the 2023-2024 campaign.
The good news for Tatum is that he’ll enter the upcoming year with Jaylen Brown, armed with a new supermax contract.
Brown and Tatum are widely viewed as one of the best tandems in the entire league and will now be together for at least one more year.
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