Jayson Tatum would not trade his St. Louis roots for New York ball skills

Jayson Tatum would not trade his St. Louis roots for New York ball skills ...

The new documentary NYC Point Gods is all about legendary NBA point guards made up of when they were kids playing in the Big Apples playgrounds and gymnasiums.

Jayson Tatum says he would continue to give up his St. Louis roots for New York City talents.

Nah, I am from St. Louis. I love New York, but im from St. Louis, according to the Celtics star at the Midnight Theater's premiere. I feel like all of the New York players have a different style. Midwest players are better shooters, so there was definitely a difference between where you grew up.

Kevin Durant, the Brooklyn Nets star who is the subject of trade talks, was the executive producer of the film, which chronicles the rise of flamboyant NYC point guards Rafer Alston, Kenny Anderson, Mark Jackson, Stephon Marbury, Kenny Smith, and Rod Strickland.

Tatum tells us that regardless of his hometown, he never questioned whether or not he would make it to the NBA.

No, it was never a scary thought if I didn't make it to the NBA, he said, The NBA was the only option. I'm extremely fortunate to be here living my dreams. I never think about what might go wrong; I always think about what I might do.

Im just happy to be here [to see the film] because I heard this. Obviously I am not from New York, but I have a lot of respect for these guys [in the film] I like basketball so I felt like I should be a part of this.

On Showtime, NYC Point Gods will be released on July 29.

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