An American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) is Jayson Tatum. He was selected with the third overall pick by the Celtics in the 2017 NBA draft and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2018.

Tatum is a four-time NBA All-Star and three-time All-NBA selection. He was named the NBA Eastern Conference Finals Most Valuable Player in 2022 and helped the Celtics reach the NBA Finals. He also won a gold medal on the 2020 U.S. Olympic team in Tokyo.

Tatum is a versatile forward who can score from all three levels of the court. He is also a good defender and rebounder. He is considered one of the best young players in the NBA and is a key part of the Celtics’ future.

The National Basketball Association (NBA)

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball league in North America. The league was founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America (BAA) and renamed the National Basketball Association in 1949. The NBA is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, along with Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL), and the National Hockey League (NHL).

The NBA season consists of a regular season from October to April, followed by the playoffs from April to June. The NBA Finals are the championship series of the NBA playoffs. The NBA Finals are played between the champions of the Eastern Conference and Western Conference.

The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world. The league has a global audience and many of its players are among the most famous and highest-paid athletes in the world.

Some of the most famous NBA players of all time include Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, and Magic Johnson.

The NBA is a major economic force in the United States and Canada. The league generates billions of dollars in revenue each year and supports thousands of jobs. The NBA also has a significant impact on popular culture, with its players and teams appearing in movies, television shows, and video games.