Coach Shuts Down A Reporter For Questioning His Decision To Let A Player Attend The Birth Of His Child

He offers a beautiful life lesson without getting angry or insulting

A Lithuanian basketball coach fielded questions from the press amid his team’s playoff run, and one young reporter received a stern life lesson. The reporter questioned the coach Šaras Jasikevičius’ decision to grant one of his best players time off so the player could attend the birth of his child.


While remaining civil and patient, the coach of Basketball Club Žalgiris carefully and beautifully explained the absurdity of the question.

You don’t need to be a fan of basketball—or even speak English—to understand where this guy is coming from.