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During the broadcast of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, former NBA center DeMarcus Cousins shared his thoughts on the pressure surrounding Jayson Tatum.

Cousins emphasized that Tatum, despite his early success in the league, isn’t burdened by pressure, attributing any perceived pressure to the circumstances of his career’s start.

According to Cousins, Tatum’s journey in the NBA has been about gaining experience and ultimately striving for championship success.

“In my opinion, I don’t think he’s under any pressure,” Cousins said. “I think it’s more sort of circumstances of the early start of his career. He came in as a young guy and he saw success early.

“With that being said, I feel like people kind of got bored with his success. I think he’s a great young player. We’ve never seen him in a losing-type situation, so I think that’s more so where that pressure starts to try to creep in…

“I don’t think the pressure’s on him. I think everything is playing out the way it’s supposed to with this young kid. Like I said, he’s just gaining the experience to finally get over the hump with winning a championship.”