NBA Player Delivers Fiancee's Baby

He managed it with nothing but a pair of headphones and 'his bare hands'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 17, 2015 6:50 PM CST
NBA Player Delivers Fiancee's Baby
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert, right, helped delivery his own daughter Wednesday when his wife went into labor in their home.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert—more used to handling basketballs—calmly delivered a baby girl when his fiancee unexpectedly went into labor Wednesday morning. 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."

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, but he strained his groin Tuesday night in Boston and won't play in Thursday's game. (More Cleveland Cavaliers stories.)

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