Iman Shumpert is a daddy now, and he can thank his own steady hands for helping bring his daughter into the world. His fiancée, musician Teyana Taylor, gave birth to their child Wednesday morning in their bathroom, with Shumpert helping with the delivery.
According to Taylor's Instagram account, the delivery may have come on quickly -- she says she didn't know she was in labor until she could feel the baby's head.
Apparently Shumpert tied off the umbilical cord with a cord from a pair of headphones, and then the couple waited for an ambulance to arrive at the house. The baby, nicknamed Junie, was born about three weeks ahead of her due date.
"Our family is complete. Her blueprint will be unmatched," Taylor wrote. "Welcome Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. Mommy carried you. Daddy delivered you."
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
Shumpert is currently sidelined for the Cavs due to a right groin strain. Between that and his new arrival, it's unclear when he will return to the court.