The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd is a thought-provoking, opinionated, and topic-driven journey through the top sports stories of the day. Colin's unique...Read More

 

Why Jayson Tatum Will Never Be Considered a Superstar


Colin Cowherd: “The biggest mistake fans often make is confusing ‘star’ with ‘superstar’. There are very few superstars, the NFL has three – Brady, Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, THAT’S IT. To be a ‘superstar’ you not only have to change the temperature of your team but you have to change the temperature of the LEAGUE that you’re in. People start drafting players to stop Shaq. People start drafting and hiring coaches to stop Michael Jordan or Larry Bird. Jayson Tatum is a ‘star’, I don’t see ‘superstar’ ever. If Khris Middleton doesn’t get hurt I think Milwaukee beats Boston; without Khris Middleton it took them seven. The next two games is the opportunity for Jayson Tatum to break through and overcome all these obstacles. That’s what made Jordan a superstar, not the points, it was that he had to get through Detroit, get through Magic, get through Bird, and he became ‘ours.’ There’s a tiny group of superstars and they change the temperature of the league, and they make it through a series of obstacles. I’d love to have Tatum on my team, but… Zach Lavine; good player, he doesn’t even change his own team. I love Bradley Beal but he doesn’t even make his team great. This may be a golden opportunity, not only to win the Finals, but the win it from down 3-2, beat Steph, Draymond, and Kerr in the Finals…that’s how you catapult yourself from star to superstar.” (Full Video Above)

Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why he doesn’t think Jayson Tatum will ever be known as an NBA ‘superstar’, despite many in the media this month proclaiming Tatum as perhaps the next Kevin Durant.

Check out the segment above as Colin details what the main differences are between ‘star’ and ‘superstar.’

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