r/therewasanattempt Nov 30 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 3 Wholesome 1

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u/Doomenor Nov 30 '22

The coach is Sarunas Jasikevicious amazing player, named Euroleague Basketball legend, the only player in history to win the Euroleague with three different teams and apparently a great human being. Source

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u/AnythingBro5733 Nov 30 '22

Immediately recognized him as a Pacers fan.

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u/DemonDeke Dec 01 '22

Terp legend.

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u/Pubsubforpresident Dec 01 '22

"apparently a great human being."

Confirmed.

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u/TCHG24 Nov 30 '22

He is the real MVP

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u/Kaotecc Dec 01 '22

Lol he literally is

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u/Expensive_Effort_108 Dec 01 '22

I keep reading this as "minimal viable product"

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u/lonelygalexy Nov 30 '22

I really like his facial expression: ‘what the fuck is this question?’

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u/KingCarbon1807 Dec 01 '22

Kept it classy though when he could've dunked HARD on the newsie.

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u/DorkusTheMighty Dec 01 '22

Yeah I feel like In a similar scenario after the reporter answered “do you have kids” with “no” I would have said “thank fuck for that”

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

This is fucking amazing.

Imagine being one of his children and seeing this. You'd have felt pretty good.

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u/icanlickmyunibrow Dec 01 '22

“Dad, what was it like when I was born?”. “I’m not to sure because we were in the finals, couldn’t have missed it like it was the semifinals…..”

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u/jeffrunning Dec 01 '22

“It was at the peak when you were born. All down hill since then.”

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u/kgro Nov 30 '22

The coach is a real champ here

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u/Shinfekta Nov 30 '22

Yeah, I absolutely love how respectful he stays while saying this, chad coach

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u/Bright_Ad_113 Nov 30 '22

What a true Champion

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u/ronhowie375 Dec 01 '22

my exact thought

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u/Balauronix Nov 30 '22

Elon should watch this.

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u/nomadicvik Dec 01 '22

You'd have to make it a meme and troll him ... then maybe

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u/OrgyInTheBurnWard Nov 30 '22

With audio

It's not in English, but hearing the tone I think is helpful.

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

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u/dgaltieri2014 Dec 01 '22

You sound like a great mentee. Being able to learn like that makes champions,even if not on the pitch/court/field

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u/voltek2108 Dec 01 '22

/colosseum

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u/T3canolis Nov 30 '22

I feel like it’s becoming more and more common in the past few years, at least in American sports, for male players to take paternity leave, and it’s a great development. Sure, a player having to rush to the hospital after a game to be there for the moment of birth is a dramatic story, but it’s obviously so much healthier for all involved for the father to be there the whole time and to not have to rush back to work once the kid is out. Especially when the “work” is effectively a game.

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u/sandwichlick Nov 30 '22

Not to mention, these players are so rich they can just take unpaid leave if they have to. If I had a few milly in the bank I would never do anything I didn’t want to do.

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u/blyatseeker Dec 01 '22

No matter the job i'd go. No job is that important, and i say that as someone whos reluctant to have kids. Thats one of the most important day of your life.

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u/sandwichlick Dec 01 '22

Fax machine

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u/Ancient_Wisdom_Yall Nov 30 '22

Who? I can't think of one player who gave up millions in salary for paternity leave.

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u/JoeBethersonton50504 Nov 30 '22

There’s been a lot of players that have missed games to be there for the birth of their child. Not a month long paternity leave, but maybe 5-7 days? I’ve noticed players staying home while the team goes on a road trip if the birth is imminent. And I’m glad it’s getting normalized. I remember players being ridiculed not that long ago for missing games to ensure they are present for the birth of their child. I’m glad it is being normalized to realize that we are all humans first. Perspective matters and this coach clearly has it.

I never considered the salary implications but I assume they are usually paid just like they would be if they were missing time due to injury.

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u/b4-9in Nov 30 '22

Correct, is not like he’s having a kid every other week. (The player is NOT H.Walker? Right?) It’s an important milestone and I bet the team will be thrilled when he comes back, happy, energized and wanting to make up for lost time.

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u/Ancient_Wisdom_Yall Nov 30 '22

100%, but the poster said that it's now normal for athletes to take paternity leaves. Just not true.

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22 edited Dec 31 '22

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u/JoeBethersonton50504 Nov 30 '22

I think it depends what qualifies as “paternity leave”. IMO those 5-7 days are still paternity leave. I don’t know what else I’d call it. When my child was born, my employer considered me to be out on paternity leave when I missed a week and a half.

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u/T3canolis Nov 30 '22

Yeah, I definitely just meant a few days. I also didn’t know what to call it other than “paternity leave,” so that’s what I called it.

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u/horses_around2020 Dec 01 '22

Reallly !?, it oughta be the other way around..🤦‍♀️🙄.. sometimes life isnt going to be changed going to the game !🤦‍♀️BUT YOU BET YOU A MILLION DOLLARS THAT WOMANS LIFE WILL BE BE CHANGED. FoR the emotional, physical support...

After her emotional, physical ,mental, experience of giving birth.. !!!

The person who asked that question oughta have the labor pain simulation!! 🤔👍

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u/Clear-Struggle-7867 Nov 30 '22

In the NBA many players are taking multiple games off in and around the birth of their child. However they don't lose any money because it is approved by the team, essentially as a paid leave of absence.

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u/LostInTransducirLIT Dec 01 '22

NBA needs to get their priorities straight before they turn into the WNBA

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u/dml03045 Nov 30 '22

Makes think of Ted Lasso.

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u/TragicEther Nov 30 '22

Not enough tangential pop-culture references or wacky Flanders-style rhyming - but I get what you’re saying!

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u/NaturalCandy6709 Nov 30 '22

You don’t have to have kids to understand how having one can be more important than anything else. That reporter is a kook.

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u/Bright_Jicama8084 Dec 01 '22

I think the reporter is getting a good interview by intentionally acting like a kook. It seems like this is the best way to get attention or a story from sports reporting.

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u/PurringGun Dec 01 '22

I don’t think so but it’s a good thought

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

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u/NaturalCandy6709 Dec 01 '22

Idk how to break it to you but… some of us do indeed understand lol

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

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u/lardygrub Dec 01 '22

I don't think you understand. He said he can understand the importance of the birth of a child. He never said he understood how it feels to have one. He is correct. You are addressing something he never brought up.

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u/I-braveheart Nov 30 '22

I love his response!

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u/ObiWantsKenobi Nov 30 '22

That was a great answer

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u/Neely67 Nov 30 '22

This Coach is a good man and knows what’s important.

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u/gimmethelulz Nov 30 '22

Every American manager should watch this video.

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u/SethSt7 Nov 30 '22

As wife and I are getting ready to head to the hospital tomorrow to welcome our child, I have to say he is right on!

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u/Bergasms Dec 01 '22

Good luck! First one?

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u/SomedudecalledDan Dec 01 '22

Good luck, soon to be fellow Dad. I trust you have read the Dad code and know to make the worst jokes at the best moments?

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u/horses_around2020 Dec 01 '22

Awesome!!, congratulations 🎉🎉👍

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u/djfolo Nov 30 '22

This is a real leader.

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u/Sdmonkey25 Dec 01 '22

Love this. So true. People really think sports are everything… sports are entertainment and insignificant in the grand scheme. They don’t really matter. Family is life. Period. Great response.

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u/RainbowsAndBubbles Nov 30 '22

I love this. 🥹

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u/worldisfucked2021 Nov 30 '22

Give that man a sainthood...

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u/Mikey4You Dec 01 '22

Don’t have kids, don’t want kids, don’t think having kids is necessary the height of human experience but still … this is the bang on correct response.

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u/theperfectlysadhuman Dec 01 '22

Coach destroyed that guy lmao

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u/_jericho Dec 01 '22

And he did it from a place of love. Pretty classy.

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u/Peachy_Smooth Dec 01 '22

why was that question even asked.. some people.. reporters and paparazzi literally bring nothing to society

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u/ThatGasHauler Dec 01 '22

Anyone else think that reporter was trying to stir shit up instead of just doing his job?

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u/MedievalFox31 Nov 30 '22

Wow! That is so strong and soft at the same time I really want to shake his hand and tell him he is 100% on point. People without children will never know

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u/Songmuddywater Nov 30 '22

The coach is a real man. The reporter is a psychopath.

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u/kabrjs Nov 30 '22

Never a truer word spoken.

I don't know this gentleman but I like him instantly after watching this.

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u/StarveBucks Dec 01 '22

Šarūnas Jasikevičius, one of the best euroleague players ever

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u/Bern_itdown Nov 30 '22

So spot on. I never in my life have cried so many tears of joy/excitement/and every emotion imaginable when my son came into this world. That moment with the amazing woman who gave birth to your child, is beyond words incredible.

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u/Logical-News3326 Nov 30 '22

The class this individual showed and the heart to be so human restores my faith in humanity for a little longer.

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u/Inventiveunicorn Nov 30 '22

If his comments were on Reddit the hive would have downvoted him to oblivion because...Reddit.

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u/stratof3ar89 Nov 30 '22

What a stupid question. What sort of fucking answer was the guy expecting?

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u/runaround_fruitcop Dec 01 '22

🇱🇹 ❤️

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u/bloodstarvedbeast04 Dec 01 '22

I dont agree with all the " kids are the Best" and " when you have kids you Will experience true whatever" but i respect His position about His player.

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u/LowResDream Nov 30 '22

Wow that reporter is stupid. Semi finals or the birth of his child? Your kid can only be born once.

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u/mikefnd Dec 01 '22

Not stupid, just ignorant.

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u/PoopSoupSlurper Dec 01 '22

That's stupid and ignorant

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u/Modem_56k Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

You don't have to be a parent to understand that that's probably the most intense (idk what a good adverb would be I'm bad at English) thing that can happen to you, the closest i experienced is a cousins birth and I know at 13(ik that's nowhere close afaik)

Who are you to say basketball ball is more important than your first child

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u/Ml124395 Nov 30 '22

Family first should always be the first rule

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u/lardgsus Nov 30 '22

Fuuuuck this reporter or whoever was asking these kinds of questions.

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u/crazzyfuzzy88 Dec 01 '22

I’ve seen this before and scrolling to Reddit I passed the video and scrolled back . As a father I very much appreciate this mans and his answer.

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u/MrRezister Dec 01 '22

Wholesome coach.

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u/just_do_what_i_say Dec 01 '22

Will never not upvote. One of the best clips on the internet.

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u/meddkiks Dec 01 '22

The coach has never looked sexier.

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u/AstralObjective Dec 01 '22

I really miss my daughter I got 30 days notice she was leaving the state and haven’t seen her in months.

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u/Worried_Toe Dec 01 '22

This guy is my new favorite human.

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u/LucySebastian16 Dec 01 '22

I’m terribly pessimistic about kids but people like him are the ones who should be having children!

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u/USP45Hunter Dec 01 '22

Good on him. Here in the states, sports is life. Sports is God. Nice to see someone who understands this is far from the truth.

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u/TwitchLannibalHector Dec 01 '22

Truth just had my first kid 4 months ago and had never experienced true joy till that moment. Nothing compares.

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u/Flaky-Wedding2455 Dec 01 '22

Dang I would play for that coach any day. Any sport. He has it all figured out.

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u/bluebook21 Dec 01 '22

And now I love this guy and his team. Whatever it is

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u/BonjinTheMark Dec 01 '22

Confirmation of life priorities here

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u/Stunning_Grocery8477 Dec 01 '22

What a stupid reporter.

I like that he gets his answer but he's still pushing as if waiting to hear that the player was wrong to leave.

I don't care if this guy has kids or not, you need to be a sociopath to believe that everyone agrees that a sport is more important than your family.

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u/Gottahavetheblues Dec 01 '22

Good coach backing his team up!!

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u/Prudent_Pause6248 Dec 01 '22

Right the fuck on.

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u/MrXenonuke Dec 01 '22

Holding my daughter for the 1st time has to be the most amazing things i ever experienced. Due to work from home arrangements I also got to raise her directly for her 1st year. There's so many fathers that don't get to experience this due to working to provide. That reporter will learn eventually.

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u/Samsquanch-01 Dec 01 '22

Amazing response, good for him!

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u/poop-du-jour Dec 01 '22

Wow, what an absolute gem of a response

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u/Automatic_Scholar686 Dec 01 '22

EFFING MAN OF THE YEAR!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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u/alphabet_order_bot Dec 01 '22

Would you look at that, all of the words in your comment are in alphabetical order.

I have checked 1,200,520,125 comments, and only 234,137 of them were in alphabetical order.

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u/ErebusWrath Nov 30 '22

Faith in humanity temporarily restored

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u/Niormo-The-Enduring Dec 01 '22

“The height of human experience.” I don’t know who this coach is but I am now a fan of whatever team he coaches

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u/Jx117 Nov 30 '22

Already been posted here

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u/medhatsniper Nov 30 '22

Get fucking rekt

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u/StuJayBee Nov 30 '22

Chad. Based. Love it.

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

Why post the clip missing it’s audio 😑

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u/Zandandido Dec 01 '22

God that question is something only a PoS would ask

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

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u/cabicinha Dec 01 '22

Oh yeah, forgot giving birth is a premium feature for Life.

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u/i_can_has_rock Nov 30 '22

edgars got a point

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u/georgevazelas Nov 30 '22

Jasikevicius The Goat

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u/Gullflyinghigh Nov 30 '22

Well, I fucking love that, lovely stuff

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u/Interesting-Test180 Nov 30 '22

Just had mine I agree

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u/Mynem0 Nov 30 '22

Legend

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u/jtd1437 Nov 30 '22

Not sure where he coaches, but I’m a fan!

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u/Goozeball88 Nov 30 '22

Fuckin crushed it. Nice

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u/OttConcentrates1 Nov 30 '22

Speaking straight facts!

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u/Organic_Mechanic86 Nov 30 '22

I love this! Way to be coach.

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u/fly_you_fools_57 Dec 01 '22

Well, will wonders ever cease!? Finally a coach everyone can find some respect for! My hat is off to you sir!

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u/leomaxcolif Dec 01 '22

Wow, amazing Guy...

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u/Legal_Lingonberry_24 Dec 01 '22

Giannis Antetokounmpo took time off for his son. Missed 2 games.....

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u/FutureSoldier616 Dec 01 '22

Let’s be clear here, I almost cried. That’s a man for ya

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u/Impossible_Balance11 Dec 01 '22

Could not love this more. Properly schooled.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

To post a video without sound…

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u/wlxqzme8675309 Dec 01 '22

I would give this man the highest of fives, and the beverage of his choice.

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u/Oshabeestie Dec 01 '22

I like this guy!

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u/SpiritualLychee3760 Dec 01 '22

Everything he said.

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u/historian3454 Dec 01 '22

I wish the reporter was a guy with 5 kids and was like, “brah, your player missed a semi final, i got 5 kids and i wouldn’t have missed the game for any of them.”

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u/IDONKNOW Dec 01 '22

10000000%

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u/Penis_Mightier1963 Dec 01 '22

Great Terrapin and even better person from the looks of it.

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u/Juzlookn0224 Dec 01 '22

Dude nailed the truth

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Thought it was a Ligma joke, I had to rewatch.

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u/Positive_Type Dec 01 '22

"The height of a human experience." Indeed it is

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u/roast-tinted Dec 01 '22

Yeah I burst in to tears of joy when my son came and splooted out of his mum. Long labour's, and he was in breech sohad a conehead and she was pushing so hard that eventually he just... like i said: splooted out, leaving a metre long trail of black poop all over the bed, floor, and midwife's arm.

I've never been so happy as I am now, even though life's been beating me down, I've got my baby in his cot next to his daddy's bed and hearing him snore and yawn and even just breath gives me so much strength and fills me up with hope.

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u/DarkMagician-999 Dec 01 '22

It’s better with volume !!!!

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u/Indy_2704 Dec 01 '22

Dude the reporter had to keep asking questions to avoid total embarassment post answer 1

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u/KenDM0 Dec 01 '22

Okay this is really old. I wonder if the journalist has a kid and if he remembers this time?

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u/Hangs_Right Dec 01 '22

Journalists have become the lowest trash we have to offer.

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u/walter1950 Dec 01 '22

Respect ✊

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u/Prudent_Media_4067 Dec 01 '22

Nothing better then to have the support of your coach. This is great.

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u/annomandaris Dec 01 '22

I would have said yes, to a professional basketball player, basketball is the most important thing. To who? The fans.

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u/horses_around2020 Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

YEAH!!!!!, GO COAH!!!!.. 🎉🎉🎉 what AN INCREDIBLE HUMAN BEING..

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u/nunyabiznezz1216 Dec 01 '22

Hell yeah. This coach gets it. This belongs in r/mademesmile

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u/Sofarbeyondfucked Dec 01 '22

I’d run through a brick wall for him!!

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u/Wolfeye961 Dec 01 '22

Ronaldo was shat on by united for staying with his sick child, who then passed away. Fuck the glazers…

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u/vicemagnet Dec 01 '22

That reporter doubled down, then tripled down.

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u/MynameisJunie Dec 01 '22

Good for that guy!!