Eddie House sat down for an interview about a new show with his son… which is part of a collaboration between the NBA and the Cartoon Network. In it, you see that beyond Eddie being a great shooter… he really seems like a great dad.
How do you make sure they stay kids being kids?
We try to raise them the way I was raised, try to raise them right. That's it
— try to instill all the positive things that you can. Everything else will take care of itself.
How does being so family-centered affect you as a player?
It gives you motivation. When you look and see your kids in the
stands or when you leave and they say, "Have a good game!," it's extra
motivation to go out and perform to show the best of your capabilities.
You like having your kids at your games?
Yeah — just looking up at them and seeing them watching me, seeing them taking in everything that's going on.
So is he going to be a basketball player when he grows up?
It doesn't matter. Whatever he wants to do, as long as he likes what he's doing, I'll support him.
Whatever it is.
That last one is most telling, I think… because it shows Eddie isn't going to pressure his son to be one thing or the other. He seems very supportive.
All too often, stories of parenthood in the NBA involve how many kids a guy has with how many women. I think it's important that we have a guy like Eddie around as an example of what being a family man is all about. It's a good example.
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