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5/21/17

Sarunas Jasikevicius has got his priorities right

Watch this short segment of press conference as Sarunas Jasikevicius, head coach of basketball team Zalgiris Kaunas, teaches the reporter asking the questions a few facts of life:



The subject was one of the players, Brazilian Augusto Lima, who had been given time off before a crucial semi-final match for the birth of his child. So the reporter asks coach Sarunas:

Reporter: "Is it normal for a player to leave the team during the semi-final?"
Sarunas: “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?”
Sarunas: “Do you have kids? When you have kids, youngster, you’ll understand. Because that’s the height of a 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.”
Sarunas: “A semifinal? To whom is it important? 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. Comand have a chat with me then. 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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