We're on the brink of the finals. JT + JB are #1 and #2 on the team in playoff scoring at ages 19 and 21. Jaylen holds the playoff record for youngest Celtic to score 30, and Tatum looks like he's going to break the all-time playoff scoring record for rookies. Both could lead us in scoring in a finals game win if we can last 6 vs Houston/GS.
I know there's no real precedent for what they're doing, in terms of being the #1a and #1b options on a near-finals team at their ages, but is there any precedent in basketball history for two guys on the same team, both aged 22 and younger, accomplishing anything historic in terms of preferably both winning and statistics / having a major role, but really either suffices.
Like this is a poor example, but what about KG-Starbury in like 1997-98? They were both early 20s and got a lot of hype. They didn't win and they flamed out, but they did get some impressive numbers at their ages and more importantly, they were good enough to lead a team, along with Tom Guggliotta, at the age of 21, which is pretty unheard of.
Jerry West and Elgin Baylor were both young and on the Lakers, they might be a historic example to look at, but college players had to stay 4 years back then, so players before the late 70's are tough to compare because they were older when they played their first NBA game than JT and JB are now. How about OKC's old core of Durant, Westbrook and Harden?
Is there anything we can look to in the past, to get a read on the significance on what these guys are accomplishing? Even if the comparison isn't perfect?