- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - Paging, Dr. Shumpert.

Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert showed he has more than basketball skills by calmly delivering a baby girl when his fiancee unexpectedly went into labor.

Now that’s quite an assist.

According to Shumpert’s fiancee, R&B; singer Teyana Taylor, the couple welcomed their daughter 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 said 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, who is in his second season with Cleveland, did not play Thursday night against Oklahoma City because of a strained right groin. He sustained the injury against the Celtics, just hours before he performed his special delivery.

He arrived at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday shortly before the Cavs tipped off against the Thunder and received congratulatory handshakes in the hallway outside Cleveland’s locker room.

Shumpert recently returned to the lineup after missing 21 games following wrist surgery.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide