After Atlanta Hawks pulled off a stunning comeback against the Boston Celtics in Game 5, their season came to an end two nights later behind monster performances from Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in Game 6. The fact that the series went 6 games was a shocker to many people, especially Janet Jackson fans.
After Game 5, while Hawks fans were celebrating their team’s resilience and Young’s heroics, Janet Jackson fans were busy pointing out a suspicious coincidence involving State Farm Arena, the Hawks’ home venue where the pop star was scheduled to perform Thursday night.
Conspiracy theorists believe that State Farm Arena expected the Hawks to lose the series in five games, because they booked Jackson’s concert for Thursday night, around the same time that Game 6 took place. After Young’s game-winner in Game 5, State Farm Arena announced that they had rescheduled Jackson’s concert for Friday night at 7:45 PM.
Jayson Tatum Apologizes to Janet Jackson
After the shocking Game 5 concluded, there was a message on the State Farm Arena website saying, “The Janet Jackson concert previously scheduled for Thursday, April 27 has been rescheduled for Friday, April 28 at 7:45 PM. If you have tickets to the original show date, they will be honored for Friday’s date”.
This was likely a massive inconvenience for the superstar, and her fans who had already made plans. In theory this debacle was Celtics’ fault for collapsing in the fourth quarter when they had a comfortable double digit lead. In that game Jayson Tatum was 1-10 from three point range. Feeling guilt for letting down her fans and ruining her schedule, Jayson Tatum apologized to Janet Jackson during his postgame interview.
Janet Jackson was born in Gary Indiana, so if she’s not a Pacers fan then she is more likely to be Celtics supporter than a Hawks loyalist. Hopefully she accepts Tatum’s apology, and her fanbase can forgive his team for ruining plans for thousands of people.
Celtics now face the task of beating the Sixers 4 times. If what went on during the regular season was a premonition of what is to come, then they should win the series in 5 or 6 games with a few possible blowouts. However, Joel Embiid looks more focused than ever before, and Harden is playing like the best point guard in the league, so don’t be surprised if it goes 7 games.