Paul Pierce: "Tatum Is The Best American Basketball Player In The World"

Paul Pierce proclaimed Jayson Tatum as the best American basketball player.

As Paul Pierce watched Jayson Tatum put on a show against the New York Knicks on Monday night, 

he boldly claimed that the 25-year-old is the best American basketball player at present. 

Tatum would end up with 35 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and a steal on the night, as the Boston Celtics won 114-98 to improve to 8-2. 

There's no doubt that the four-time All-Star is one of the best American basketball players at the moment, but I'm not sure I'd say he's outright the best. 

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are certainly in that conversation and with Joel Embiid now opting to play for Team USA, he'd be in it too.  

For all that Tatum has done in the NBA and is doing right now, I don't think he's managed to separate himself from the pack just yet 

Maybe if he wins the championship this season, then there'd be a strong argument for him to be the best. 

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