Jayson Tatum Texted The Late Kobe Bryant Before Game 7: "I Got You"

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Jayson Tatum won the first-ever Larry Bird Trophy over the weekend, following the Boston Celtics' Game 7 win over the Miami Heat. 

During the game, Tatum wore a purple-and-gold Kobe 24 armband.

The 24-year-old player then explained why he wore the Kobe armband: "Today before I took my nap, I was watching some film and some moments from him and his career. This is the biggest game of my career thus far, and I wanted to wear that arm band to honor him and kind of share that moment in a way."

Later that day after the win, it was revealed that he texted the late NBA player with "I Got You."

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