CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert calmly delivered a baby girl when his fiancee unexpectedly went into labor.
According to Shumpert's fiancee, Teyana Taylor, the couple welcomed their daughter on Wednesday morning in their bathroom at home. Taylor posted on her Instagram account that she didn't initially realize she was in labor and Shumpert, "playing Dr," helped deliver the baby with "his bare hands."
On Dec 16th at 6:42am in our bathroom Junie decided she wanted to take her first breath into this world. She came out as a wonderful surprise to everyone! Not knowing I was in labor until I felt her head...it took two ten count pushes with my fiancé playing Dr and she entered this world into his bare hands! Eyes full of tears and barely able to speak to the emergency operator @imanshumpert tied a pair of red headphones around the umbilical cord and the ambulance made there grand entrance 5 min later. She opened her eyes right away, gazed into mine and never cried! He handed her to me wrapped in our bath towel and wiped her face for me to see what LOVE really is. She has blown Christmas away! Our family is complete. Her blueprint will be unmatched. Welcome Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. Mommy carried you. Daddy delivered you. #MeetTheParents we love you baby girl?????
Taylor says Shumpert tied a pair of headphones around the umbilical cord while they waited for the ambulance to arrive. Taylor's message to her daughter — Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. — is: "Mommy carried you. Daddy delivered you. #MeetTheParents we love you baby girl."
Shumpert is in his second season with Cleveland. He recently returned to the lineup after missing 21 games following wrist surgery. He strained his right groin on Tuesday night in Boston and will not play in Thursday night's game against Oklahoma City.