Here's how Jayson Tatum and Matthew Tkachuk are connected

here's how jayson tatum and matthew tkachuk are connected

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As Boston Celtics superstar Jayson Tatum celebrates winning a title, he's pulling for his childhood pal Matthew Tkachuk of the Florida Panthers to do the same.

Indeed, Tatum and Tkachuk went to grade school together at Chaminade College Preparatory in St. Louis, Missouri, as a former teacher recently extolled the duo from having taught them.

"The best part about both of them was they're just down-to-earth guys that, you know, when they play their sport, you could tell they were very good and skilled, but outside of that they were just one of the guys, one of the students, just both really good kids," CCP teacher Michael Derkits told WCVB in Boston.

After winning the 2024 NBA Finals on Monday night, Tatum shouted out his old friend and hoped he and the Panthers would bring home the Stanley Cup on Tuesday during Game 5 of this year's NHL championship series.

You just never know who knows who in this wide, wonderful world of sports.

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