Iman Shumpert had one of the most important assists of his life this month â€” helping to deliver his own child.
The former Knicks’ fiancee, R&B star Teyana Taylor, unexpectedly went into labor early Wednesday morning, and Shumpert was able to speak to an emergency operator who walked him through the entire process.
Taylor called the birth a “wonderful surprise” in an Instagram post Thursday afternoon, welcoming her daughter into the world.
Iman Shumpert with fiancee Teyana Taylor at 106 & Park last year.
“Not knowing I was in labor until I felt her head…it took two ten count pushes with my fiancÃ© playing Dr and she entered this world into his bare hands!” Taylor wrote along with a picture that appears to show Shumpert holding his baby.
“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”
On Jan. 5, Shumpert was traded to the Cavaliers, resigning with Cleveland on a four-year deal this summer.
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