Celtics’ Jayson Tatum opens up on why he loves competing against Kawhi Leonard

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Jayson Tatum shared his thoughts on facing the superstar of the Los Angeles Clippers Kawhi Leonard.

The star of the Boston Celtics said he loves competing against Leonard.

“Kawhi is the real deal. He’s not flashy but he gets the job done. I always like how hard he competes on both ends of the floor. I also like watching the Clippers play when I’m not playing.

I’ve been watching film on him since I was in high school, one of the best players in the league. Top two or three players in the league. You want those moments, just to compete against a guy like that,” Tatum said during his appearance on the All the Smoke podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, via the Boston Globe.