How many children do you have?
I understand the quarantine time for Hayward returning to the bubble, after the birth of his child. However, will Hayward have to leave the bubble early to self-quarantine before the expected birth of his child? Since the estimated birth day is not an exact science, when will he leave? What state will his wife be in for the delivery? Does he leave the team about two weeks before the expected due date?
As a father of two children, words can’t express the rollercoaster of emotions on the day they were born and being in the delivery room. Gordon should be there for the delivery, and I couldn’t be happier for him. I want to see the Celtics win the title as much as anyone here, but I wouldn’t want it at the expense of Hayward missing out on the birth of his child. Some things are simply more important.
Virtually the same as being there. Could gather the team around. Robin would be good with that, right? Child could know that hall-of famers Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker and dad were all present at his/her birth prior to their first title together.
Have to agree here. It's not exactly like it's their first child. It's their fourth. It's pretty well worn territory at this point. There's no reason not to telecommute to this event since the odds are good he won't be allowed into the delivery room anyways with the covid restrictions.
I think it's fine for Hayward to keep missing games if he's willing to renegotiate his salary. He just seems to have picked up a little of that Kyrie mentality where he's so big it's fine to cash his checks but not show up for work. I personally don't agree with that. If he wants to miss important games he should be able to, but he's clearly worth less to the Celtics and his teammates.
That's only really a "hot take" if you believe people shouldn't have to show up to work to earn their pay.
I have to agree here, the guy is making 30 mil a year, I make significantly less and get no 'paternity leave' when my child is born.
No show to games, forfeit salary. If it's one or two games fine, but this could essentially cost him a month of time off during the playoffs.
I can sympathize because they obviously planned this child to be born during the off season but if we are in the midst of a title run he needs to suck it up and play.
I never received paternity leave. Instead, I saved my vacation time and took out two weeks for the birth of both of my kids. Best vacations I ever had.
I really can't understand why this is even a debate. He should be there for the birth of his child. BTW, this may be his fourth child, but it will also be the first boy. And it's not just being there for the birth, it's also holding and bonding with the child for the first time. Also, he will want to be there for his wife and care for his other 3 kids, while his wife is recovering.
Additionally, if he did miss the birth due to peer pressure, do you honestly think he would be mentally fit to play basketball for the remainder of the season?