Sophisticated Littles: Meet "Deuce"
Written By Carrie Edelstein
Photography By Kate McKenna
LITTLE INFO: Meet Jayson Christopher Tatum, Jr. AKA “Deuce!” While his dad is the NBA superstar from St. Louis who plays for the Boston Celtics, this little guy is quite well known too. The top shot one-year-old is described as smart, adventurous, independent and funny with great social skills. “He walks around the Garden post- game like he owns the place,” says Grandma. “He waves or high fives everyone from security and media to the cheerleaders and ushers.”
LITTLE LOOK: Deuce is wearing Nike Tech Fleece for this photo. His normal outfit of the day is some sort of Nike jogging suit and either Jordan’s or those adorable Penny Hardaway Foams. With Dad’s debut of Nike’s self-lacing shoe, we’re voting for a “L’il Deuce” version to come out next! Deuce likes to accessorize day and evening wear with a baby golf club.
LITTLE LOVES: Deuce loves anything basketball. Grandma says, “Like his dad when he was young Deuce has a hoop in every room of the house (bathtub included) in various heights. When he is shooting hoops he wants to clap after every attempt.” When he misses, Dad says, “No no no. No clapping. You missed.” And of course Deuce thinks that’s funny! He attends all of Daddy’s home games and went to the playoff games at home and away last year. “When Jayson is on the road, he enjoys watching and clapping and pointing at the television.” In between practicing baby 3-pointers, Deuce likes to swim and hit the Little Gym.
LITTLE LIT: Reading is a passion, and Deuce often is enthralled with a few books at a time. His literary recommendations include anything by Dr. Seuss, “God Bless You and Good Night,” “BedTime Prayers” and a custom personalized book called “Jesus Loves Jayson Jr.”
LITTLE EXTRA: Two full-sized flashy fawn boxers live with Deuce, you know the kind most humans are afraid of! But Deuce is the boss around these “gentle giants.” Speaking of giant, Deuce has a huge appetite. He loves his fruits and vegetables, but chicken parmigiana and spaghetti are his favorite meals. He keeps it healthy with spinach, broccoli, blueberries, pancakes, green smoothies and yummy tacos.