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LeBron James Still Denies To Follow Jayson Tatum On Twitter

An old tweet from the St. Louis-native Tatum has resurfaced, but the 4-time MVP still won't answer the tweet.

May 11, 2018 - 9:18 am

Getting a Twitter follow from LeBron James is not easy, even if 10s of thousands of people are pulling for you. Jayson Tatum has been waiting for a follow since he was 14-years-old. 

The Boston Celtics star rookie tweeted a photo in 2012 from the time he met James about four or five years earlier. The tweet asked James to follow him back, but he's is still waiting.

Tatum, who is wearing a Kobe Bryant jersey from the 2006 NBA All-Star Game, did about as much as a no-name 14-year-old can do to get a social media follow from a famous athlete. He mentions his uncle, former NBA guard Larry Hughes, who was one of James’ teammates. And now they've even played against each other, but still nothing. 

This isn't the first time this tweet has resurfaced. It was discovered back before the first game of the season, when Boston hosted the Cavs for the first professional meeting between Tatum and James. 

And James has to know about it, he's been active on Twitter all season – but hasn't tweeted anything since the start of this year's playoffs in mid April.  

This Sunday at 3:30 p.m., the 20-year-old St. Louis native will face the four-time MVP in the Eastern Conference finals. 

Maybe after the series James will finally follow the rookie. However, he only follows 181 people and doesn't even follow some of his teammates. So don't worry Jayson, it's nothing personal.