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DeVonta Smith, an avid Celtics fan, says Jayson Tatum “ain’t got no dog in him” after NBA Finals loss

DeVonta Smith catching a pass in warmups for Eagles prior to game against Falcons
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DeVonta Smith was a two-time national champion in college at the University of Alabama.

He is used to winning and wants to continue. As a first-round pick for the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2021 NFL Draft, Smith set a rookie franchise record for receiving yards. He is also an avid Boston Celtics fan for the National Basketball Association.

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Golden State won its fourth NBA Championship Thursday night, winning the series over Boston in six games. The quartet of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala have a fourth NBA title together. Boston made a deep run in the postseason, but it came up short to the Warriors. Jayson Tatum, 24, is a young star in the league, but he endured some rough moments in the Finals. The loss will sting for a while with him, especially after Smith’s post to Twitter about Tatum.

Smith came back to show some love to Tatum, but the Alabama football legend wanted a championship for the Celtics.

He’s excited about what Boston will have next season, but Smith wants the Celtics to capture a ring. The most recent NBA Championship for Boston in 2008 with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, and Coach Doc Rivers.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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