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NBA Finals 1, Delivery Room 0

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by shotglass, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Eh ... whatever he/she thinks
     
  2. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    Frankly, it's none of our business what he does. That's between him and his girlfriend.

    Having said that, that's his loss if he doesn't get to be there for the birth of one of his kids. I can't think of anything that would have kept me from being there for the birth of my two kids. I also think it's important to be there for the moral support of your wife, or in this case girlfriend.

    In addition, the second birth can be MUCH tougher than the first one in many cases and certainly in the case of my wife.

    Hopefully the baby will decide to come out during an off day of the series in Cleveland.
     
  3. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I'm really taking some of this from Cowherd's take, which is one of his few I agree with in recent memory.

    Would WE be in the delivery room? Sure we would.

    We also aren't making $8 million, with the chance of making $25 million if we bring this title home. We don't have a good part of a nation casting one eye toward what I'm doing in my profession for the next two weeks.

    Different circumstances, different realities.

    ALSO ... if anything goes awry during that delivery, you, the man, are going to be asked to leave the room anyway. YOU'RE not going to be the one pulling her through it ... the doctor will be.
     
  4. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Absolutely.
     
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    So long as he provides for the child once it is born, it's really between him and his girlfriend.

    Shawn Kemp, I'm looking in your direction...
     
  6. Exactly, shottie. I'm only speaking for myself.
     
  7. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Smoking all the while. And ready to pass out cigars upon the birth; real cigars, not the mamby, pamby chocolate or bubble gum cigars like today.

    On the issue at hand, if it were me, I'd leave it to the lady going through the pain to decide.

    if you go by where his presence is more needed, he's playing hoops :D
     
  8. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    What's more important than your kid?

    He'd potentially only have to miss one game of a best of 7.

    The least he could do is not make his intentions clear one way or the other... because what if the kid is born on a non-gameday?

    "You were born on an off day during the NBA Finals. But Daddy said he was willing to miss your birth."

    Dumbass.
     
  9. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Now THAT'S the Luggie we love!

    :)
     
  10. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    So long as she's OK with it, the NBA Finals. But she would have to OK it.
     
  11. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    My biological father missed my birth to watch the Cowboys on TV at the bar (I was born in September, so not an important game). I don't hold that against him. His leaving my mother when I was 9 months old, his non-payment of child support, his preference for his step-children over his biological ones, that's what I hold against him.

    It's not whether or not he's there for his kid's birth, it's whether or not he's a good father, and being there for your kid's birth doesn't automatically make you a good father.
     
  12. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Well, if you're going to bring perspective into this, we just don't know WHAT we're going to do with you.
     
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