Regarding childbirth, my men are now 27-34 in age. I had to use vacation time for two weeks of the three I got a year to be there when they were born and through the initial, bring them home and get adjusted period. There was no paternity leave back then. But I basically took paternity leaves because it's the right thing to do for your wife(girl friend, significant other), family and yourself.
When my first was born, I worked a 17 hour day, went home to find out my wife was in contractions. Went to the hospital and 30 hours later she delivered. Left the hospital 4 hours after that. Went home to go sleep, but had my mom, mother-in-law and grandmother calling asking for rides to take them to see their first grand child and great grand child. Took a shower. Picked up all the mom's in my life. Went back to the hospital for another 8 hours and then back home.
I was up nearly 72 straight hours. No way I could have gone to work. Not any. Brought my wife and son home the next day after just 8 hours sleep and then had to adjust to needing to help with feeding the baby through the night because my wife had a hard labor, continuing to lose sleep.
If you think this is an uncommon story, you are dead wrong. It's stuff like this that created paternity leave and why men needing to cowboy up and just get their asses to work the next day doesn't happen anymore. If Hayward needed time to leave the bubble, that was fine with me. If Timelord needs some time away, that's fine with me. It's the right thing to do. Your child and significant other are more important than any job, and that includes an NBA game.
BTW, Congrats to Robert and his family on the little one!!!