Jayson Tatum talked about All Star Game with The Athletic: I« felt like I put a lot of pressure on myself coming into the season with how last season finished. Making the All-Star game was very big for me, and once that was announced in January, I started to play better. It was a lot of freedom. I could play free. I was really consumed with that, with making the All-Star team, and maybe it was too much. Especially after every game, I was like, Damn, am I going to make it? Am I not? What if my chances are shot?».
«Once I finally made that team, I could just play. My confidence got higher».