Tatum shares that he became a father at the age of 19, how does he love and care for his son?

Mary Raleigh
06/11/2023

Duke basketball: Jayson Tatum and son, Deuce, partner on Father's DayDeuce Tatum, the son of Jayson Tatum, enjoys taking trips and seeing new locations with his dad. Whether it’s a tҺrilling vacation or a weekend escape, Jayson and Deuce travel to their preferred beach location.

Tatum was 19 when he welcomed his son Deuce, who has since become a big hit with the Celtics and with players across the NBA. Tatum shares Deuce with ex-girlfriend Toriah Lachell.

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The NBA star, who had Deuce in December 2017 just six months after he was drafted by the Celtics, spoke about being a role model as a dad and his close bond with his son in a press conference in June.

“My mindset was not to sacrifice either, that I was going to be the best father as I could as well as the best basketball player,” the Boston Celtics star continued. “There was no guideline or there was no exact way to do it. It was all about what was natural.”

“I just do what’s natural. I’m around him every day. I think being able to go through this journey together, because I was 19 when I got drafted, it’s kind of like we’re growing up together,” Tatum noted. “As he’s gotten older, I’m going through my career, sharing these moments, experiencing this together as we grow up. I think it’s the coolest part for me.”

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