No matter where your job is or what position you are in, one thing you can’t ever miss is your child’s birth. In this case, Augusto Lima, star player of Lithuanian basketball team, Zalgiris Kuanas, missed the team’s semifinals match to attend the birth of his daughter. The person who decided whether or not he was allowed to be dismissed was his head coach, Sarunas Jasikevicius.
Coach Jasikevicius who is also a father of two, agreed to let Lima attend the birth of his first child. Even that did not do much damage to the team because the Zalgiris still won the game obtaining a 2-1 lead in the best-of-three series.
During the press conference, a childish reporter who is of course not a father continuously asked Jasikevicius about Lima’s absence and how it was not normal for him to be dismissed during the semifinals. Of course, Jasikevicius schooled the reporter with beautiful responses telling him that once he has kids he will understand the meaning of importance. He defends his statements with “Because nothing can be more majestic in the world than the birth of a child. Not titles, not anything else.”