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Jason Kapono and Matt Barnes talk about fatherhood [Video]

January 24, 2012 |  7:00 am

Jason Kapono had one job.

While his wife was giving birth two weeks ago, the Lakers sharpshooter was supposed to film and take photos.

"I did none of those," he said.

Instead, in what Kapono described as a "frozen moment," as soon as he saw his daughters, he began to cry.

"You get overcome with all the emotional things that come with having kids," Kapono said.

Kapono's wife gave birth to twin girls, Isla and Campbell, on Jan. 10. Now when the Lakers forward isn't playing or practicing during the 66-game season, he's changing diapers and feeding his daughters.

"When I hear the letter 'D,' I think about diapers now," Kapono said.

Kapono missed two games after the birth of his daughters. Since they were brought home, he said he has been awakened every 2 1/2 hours.

Matt Barnes has been through it.

He has 3-year-old twin boys -- so he offered some advice to his teammate.

"Keep his daughters away from my sons," Barnes said with a smile.

"No, just to find time. He's going to have to learn how to nap when the kids nap. The kids at their age are up every two hours."

Even though Kapono has been a father for only a very short time, he already has a favorite activity.

"I think feeding them," he said. "Just because when they get up from a nap or sleeping or whatever it's just fun to see all the little weird things they do.

"They're always moving, smiling, making faces, sticking their tongue out. It's their way of telling you how they feel."

Yeah, the babies are adorable now -- but just wait until they get older, Barnes subtly cautioned.

After all, his sons recently have become basketball fans and he's not so sure that he's their favorite player.

"They love Kobe," Barnes said.


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