ANTIPOLO CITY – It was the least Paul Lee can offer to his lovely princess.
The Magnolia star had the name and birthday of his new-born baby Tokyo taped to his Kobe playing shoes ever since she was born on October 8.
“Simula nung lumabas siya, lagi ko ng nilalagay sa sapatos ko yun,” said Lee as he was leaving the Ynares Center following the Hotshots’ 94-88 loss to the Meralco Bolts in the PBA Governors Cup on Friday night.
“Every game na 'yun, kahit na anong sapatos ang gagamitin ko lalagyan ko siya nun.”
The 29-year-old guard began the practice in the Hothsots’ 133-99 win over Blackwater last weekend.
“Para sa baby ko talaga,” said Lee.
The former University of the East star finished with 12 points, four rebounds, and three assists in only the Hotshots’ second loss this conference.
But the job isn’t done for Lee following the game.
“Mamaya pag-uwi ko (mag-aalaga pa ako),” he said with a smile.
Like any first-time parent, Lee is also losing sleep helping his wife take care of their bundle of joy.
“Nag-aadjust siya sa oras, ganun din ako,” said Lee, who said he usually wakes up in the ungodly hours when the baby starts crying.
But he’s not complaining saying, “medyo mahirap pero part 'yun ng pagiging magulang.”