J.R. Smith Announced That His Infant Daughter Left The Hospital After Being Born Premature

05.23.17 11 months ago

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The NBA Playoffs are all-consuming for many fans of the league and it is easy to see why. While this year’s results have not always been particularly gripping, the great majority of the focus has been on the court as the best of the best square off with an eye toward what many expect will be an NBA Finals matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. With that said, it is often vital to be reminded of what NBA players deal with off the court.

J.R. Smith and his wife, Jewel, experienced a scary situation earlier this year in which their daughter was born five months premature while weighing only one pound. In the weeks and months since that news came to light, Smith offered a view into his heart by sharing a photo of his daughter and the basketball world sent well wishes as a result.

Now, though, Smith used social media to announce a fantastic breakthrough: his daughter, Dakota, has left the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is heading home.

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