Pascal Siakam appears to have found a sophisticated new pre-game ritual.
What spurred his breakout 31-point performance Sunday night against the Washington Wizards? Well, a little bit of urine.
"My brother, he has a kid, my niece, and usually I don't like carrying newborns. I don't know. They're just so fragile," Siakam said. "She's like two months old, and I've been like putting off just picking her up because I'm like, I don't know. And then yeah, yesterday, I picked her up, and yeah! And she peed on me. I don't know. Maybe it was that."
It certainly worked out well and Siakam admitted he may turn to his niece again for some pre-game help, though, maybe without the pee.
"I don't think I can see her every day or every game," he said. "I hope. I mean Yeah. I don't think it can be possible but whatever I can, I will."
Siakam said it's something about babies that seems to be good luck for Toronto. It was just a few years ago that Fred VanVleet's son seemed to spur on his breakout performance in the 2019 playoffs.