Shumpert’s fianceé Teyana Taylor announced on Instagram on Thursday that he had successfully delivered the couple’s first baby, a girl named Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr.
While on the phone with a dispatcher, Shumpert said, “Oh she’s having the baby, the head’s coming out.”
The surprise home delivery forced Shumpert to resort to using a pair of headphones to tie off the baby’s umbilical cord until an ambulance arrived.
Listen to the full 911 recording below:
Following a wrist injury that kept him out of the first 21 games of the 2015–16 campaign, Shumpert returned to the court on Dec. 11 against the Orlando Magic. He is averaging 7.7 points in his three appearances this season.
Shumpert, 25, signed a four-year, $40 million contract with the Cavs in July.