Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert, a man on top of the world this summer sharing photos of his unborn daughter in utero and nabbing a $40 million NBA deal, ruptured the Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Sheath in his right wrist. The Cavaliers confirmed that Shumpert will have surgery and is “currently projected” to miss 12 to 14 weeks.
So Shumpert won’t be available to help LeBron James get the Cavaliers kickstarted this season. James will find the situation depressingly familiar, since he carried the Cavs through the Finals last year without star teammates Kyrie Irving or Kevin Love, both out with injuries then and still not back. Shumpert will probably have to wait on holding his baby, too. She’s due January 16.
When a man loves a woman how she was born to be loved…procreation is the best blessing you can receive! I couldn’t be more happy than to share my first child with the woman I intended to have my family with. Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr is expected to enter this world “1.16.16”. We want that world to be as pure as possible for her. We people, show the world what we feel the world should see when we want them to see it…something this beautiful had to be announced when we were ready for everyone to know…this is what happiness grows into! I love you @teyanataylor thank you for your sacrifice in starting our very own family! P.s. I know you see my daughter with her hand behind her head and her feet kicked up…??…she’s already daddy’s little girl!!!