Chris Webber finally a dad after 'many years of trying'

Retired NBA star Chris Webber has become a dad after what he says was ''many years of trying.''

Webber posted a picture of himself holding twin newborns on Instagram earlier this week. He says he and his wife, Erika, suffered ''more than a few heartbreaks'' on their way to becoming parents, but it was worth the wait.

Erika Webber posted a family picture and wrote, ''7 years waiting for our family to grow, and we were double blessed. Never underestimate the power of prayer, even when `they' tell you it's impossible.''

The couple didn't say when the babies were born.

Webber played for the Sacramento Kings and four other teams over a 15-year NBA career.

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