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Jayson Tatum 2.0

Boston’s young star has really put some weight room work in

2020 Tokyo Olympics: USA v France
TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 7: Jayson Tatum #10 of the USA Men’s National Team celebrates after defeating the France Men’s National Team to win the Gold Medal Game of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the Saitama Super Arena on August 7, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. 
Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

Former Blue Devil Jayson Tatum has been on a steady upward trend since leaving for the NBA. He’s become a very reliable presence for the Boston Celtics and is widely seen as a rising star and a possible MVP candidate.

In his rookie season he had a memorable dunk over LeBron James and this summer he was a member of the gold medal-winning US Olympic basketball team.

He’s been brilliant, in other words, and a lot of people have had a lot to say about where he is and what his potential is.

What you haven't heard though is man, is Tatum jacked.

Well, until now.

Because Tatum appears to have put some serious gym time in this summer and it’s really paid off. Take a look.

The photo at the top is the more reedy, willowy Tatum that we’ve gotten used to since he was a teenage star at Duke.

But scroll down and you’ll see the new Tatum. He’s a whole new player and his power is going to allow him to do things he couldn’t do before. It’s going to be really interesting to see what he does with his newly ripped body.