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Teyana Taylor says Iman Shumpert delivered their baby using headphones

2015 NBA Finals - Game Three

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 9: Iman Shumpert #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers arrives prior to Game Three of the 2015 NBA Finals at The Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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I thought it was wild when Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert planned to name his daughter Iman Jr.

Sure, Iman can be a girl’s name. But I’d never seen a girl given her father’s first name (or a boy given his mother’s name).

But that’s nothing compared to this.

Here’s how Shumpert’s wife, Teyana Taylor, described the birth:

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 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