I am not going to attempt to put myself into the brain of a man who doesn't believe in apostrophes, but I know a thing or two about human psychology from a class I got a C- in nine years ago.
Jayson Tatum is on the record for loving his son. Not only is he happier because he gets to see him face-to-face for the first time in over two months, but the joy and happiness he's feeling will likely cause him to be more productive tonight due to the relief of holding a human he helped create. Definitely beats night reads.
Now, I'm not a father or NBA baller, but I once bowled a strike when a free $25 gift card to a restaurant that chick I had a huge crush on worked at; so I know a thing or two about motivation. Sure, she ultimately denied me more times than the Son of Sam's parole board, but in the moment, when I knew I had a chance to win an excuse to go see her at work I turned 2004 David Ortiz clutch. You don't think Jayson Tatum's jumper is gonna a tad bit wetter with Deuce in the crowd?
Again, I took PSY 101 in the fall of 2011. Jayson Tatum is both intrinsically and extrinsically motivated to perform well regardless of who's in the bubble, he definitely wants to play well and win eight more games to help earn more money to provide a great life for himself and his firstborn. I think leading the C's to a championship during a pandemic at only 22 would constitute a max deal? I'm not saying the Celtics win the East (they will), but Jayson Tatum is going to be extra motivated to go off with Deuce in the crowd. A 50 burger wouldn't shock me. Go Celtics!