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Jayson Tatum Named First-Team All-NBA

A tremendous honor for the former Blue Devil

2022 NBA Playoffs - Miami Heat v Boston Celtics
 BOSTON, MA - MAY 23: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics prepares for the game against the Miami Heat during Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals on May 23, 2022 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Former Duke star Jayson Tatum has been coming on as an elite NBA star for some time and that rise was cemented Tuesday when he was named as a first-team All-NBA player.

Tatum was joined by Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic and Devin Booker.

What’s striking is that no one is over 27. Also striking: three of the five are internationals.

And one more thing worth noting: LeBron James was just third team. Just as Tatum is rising, James is declining.