Jayson Tatum refutes narrative that Celtics are a ‘superteam’

    The Celtics have five current or former All-Stars in their ranks — Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Kristaps Porzingis, Jrue Holiday and Al Horford — to go with another All-Star caliber player in Derrick White. And to boot, they have quality role players such as Sam Hauser and Payton Pritchard enjoying career-best seasons.

    On paper, that level of talent would constitute a super team.

    However, Tatum isn’t all for that narrative. Following Boston’s Game 2 loss to Cleveland, the star forward explained why the media has placed unrealistic expectations upon his team.

    “We get it. The world thinks we’re never supposed to lose, we’re supposed to win every game by 25. It’s just not going to be like that all the time,” Tatum told reporters. “…That’s the narrative you might see on TV, the idea that we have a super team. It’s twofold, right? We didn’t have the Coach of the Year or MVP. We only had two All-Stars. They say we’re a super team, but we didn’t get rewarded like we are. We know we have a good team, we’re not perfect, [but] we play the right way. We just gotta be better.”

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