Coach Schools Reporter On Family Values After Asking About Player

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Coach Schools Reporter On Family Values After Asking About Player

When this coach was asked about what he thought about a player missing a game for the birth of his daughter, he had something to say about family values.

One basketball player was experiencing the greatest moment of his life, and it wasn’t championship related –rather the birth of his first child. Augusto Lima’s basketball team had made it to the semi-finals at the same time that his baby girl was set to make her entrance into the world. Usually the coaches decided if it’s okay for a player to miss a game. Luckily, Augusto has a coach who knows what matters most in life.

After a game the coach was interviewed by  a young reporter who just didn’t get it. He asked the coach what he thought about the star player missing a game to attend the birth of his child. The coach thought that the question was insane, and the look on his face explained it all as he schooled the reporter on family values.

WATCH: Coach Schools Young Reporter On Family Values

Reporter: Coach, what do you think about Augusto Lima going away in the midst of a series to attend the birth of his child?
Jasikevicius: What do I think about it? I allowed him to go.
Reporter: But is it normal for a player to leave the team during the semifinals?
Jasikevicius: Do you have kids? When you have kids, youngster, you’ll understand. Because that’s the height of human experience. Wow, that’s a good question really. Do you think basketball is the most important thing in life?
Reporter: No, but a semifinal is important…
Jasikevicius: To whom is it important?
Reporter: The team.
Jasikevicius: Which one?
Reporter: Zalgiris.
Jasikevicius: Did you see the number of fans at the game? Important? When you see your first child, you will understand what the most important thing in life is. Because nothing can be more majestic in the world than the birth of a child. Not titles, not anything else. Augusto Lima is now in heaven, emotionally. I’m really happy for him.

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Augusto introduced his baby girl Alba to the world when he said,

“It is undoubtedly the best gift of my life,”

He also gave public thanks to his coach on social media,

“There are a lot of different people and different coaches, but this man is so great… both on and off the court. Thanks, coach.”

No championship or trophy can ever compare to the joy someone experiences when a child is born!

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