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Must See: Pascal Siakam Credits His Niece Peeing on Him For Breakout Performance

Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam credited his niece peeing on him prior to the game for his breakout performance vs. the Washington Wizards

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.

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"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.

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