LA Tenorio's balancing act on fatherhood
Being a basketball champion, the PBA's Ironman, and Brgy. Ginebra's captain, sometimes being a dad to three boys tends to get extra demanding, as if fatherhood ins't already hard on its own.
More than being a basketball champion, the PBA's Ironman, and Barangay Ginebra's captain, LA Tenorio is, first and foremost, a father.
Being a dad though tends to get extra demanding, as if fatherhood ins't already hard on its own.
Perhaps the toughest part of being a professional basketball player and being a professional father is trying to fit everything into 24 hours a day.
While there are playoff games to play and championships to chase, there's also a family to raise at home.
"Time management is challenging. It's really hard," Tenorio said.
"Especially pag playoffs, you want to spend time with them [family] but you really have to balance it with rest," he added as teams typically play games every other day once the PBA hits its postseason.
Being a professional basketball player and a professional father come with their own set of things which can be considered cons.
However, there are also things that are most definitely pros.
After winning the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup, Tenorio welcomed his third child to the world. Young Lucas Alenjandro is not even a year old yet, but, LA's two other boys are old enough to accompany him during games.
That alone makes Tenorio one proud papa.
"Para sa akin, giving time for my family, especially these two boys and seeing them watching my games," Tenorio said talking about his two sons.
"Inspiring also, not only my children, but also other children by playing basketball. We're grateful to be in this position that a lot of people are looking up to us. Being a dad, that's one of the best things," he added.Fatherhood has actually made LA Tenorio figure out the balance he needs to have in order to make everything work.
"Siguro yung pagiging pasensyoso sa pamilya ko. The respect na binibigay ko sa kanila, ganun din sa akin," he said.
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