After taking on the role of doctor, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert is now a father.
According to Shumpert's fiancee, Teyana Taylor, the couple was caught by surprise when their child unexpectedly made her way into the world Wednesday morning. The two were at home when Taylor went into labor, although she didn't immediately know it.
By the time they realized what was going on, it was time for the delivery. Fortunately, the 25-year-old Shumpert—who did not go to medical school—handled the situation himself:
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
Now that's how you make an entrance.
TMZ Sports acquired audio of Shumpert's conversation with the 911 operator:
If Shumpert can come through in the clutch for his family like that, the Cavaliers shouldn't have much to worry about in key situations. The veteran guard has proved himself to be a big-time performer.
In all seriousness, kudos to Shumpert and Taylor for handling the delivery on their own the way that they did. A wild situation like that indicates that they are prepared for parenthood.