Prior to the 2019-20 season, Jayson Tatum had played every season with former Celtic Al Horford. After Al left for the Philadelphia 76ers, Jayson had Sixers games circled to try to dunk on the vet.
On this play, Tatum went around a screen to get free from Ben Simmons. After a handful of dribble moves, Jayson finally got free and attacked the rim. At the paint, Horford was set to contest as he jumped vertically. Tatum simply rose above Al, posterizing him with a right-handed slam. For extra flair, Tatum hung on the rim and spun to the cheers of the Boston Celtics crowd.
The sneakers Tatum rocked for this dunk was the Air Jordan XXXIV. The 34th jumpman sneaker features large Zoom Air units in the heel and forefoot to give Tatum even more bounce to his step. A cored out pebax plate surrounds these units for lightweight stability. The upper is composed of a lightweight mesh for breathability, with a woven layer adding much needed durability.
Jayson rocked a black and multicolor colorway for this moment, which is currently unavailable.
Cover image via Celtics Blog