J.R. Smith's Miracle Baby Came Home and His Fans Are Sending Their Love

J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith's Miracle Baby Came Home and His Fans Are Sending Their Love

Dakota was discharged after four months in NICU.

Published May 24, 2017

J.R. Smith, his family and fans are rejoicing.

That's because the Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard and his wife, Jewel, walked their miracle daughter, Dakota, out of the Cleveland Clinic's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) yesterday to bring their pride and joy home for the first time.

"We walked in together, we walked out together!!" Smith wrote on his Instagram account yesterday. "Thank you so much to our extended family at the #NICU. You all are truly the WORLDS GREATEST!" 

Dakota was born roughly five months premature in January, only weighing a pound at the time. She had her breathing tube removed in late March and her very first bottle in April, crossing the six-pound mark earlier this month to pave the way for her release home.

J.R.'s fans sent all their love to the Cavs guard and his family upon learning of the great news. And we're here for all of this.

  1. Here's How J.R. Broke The Wonderful News


  2. He Then Posted This Precious Shot Today

    #wcws😍 📸 @jewey808 (My big WCW)

    A post shared by JR Smith (@teamswish) on


  3. And The Cavs Guard's Fans Were Overjoyed to Hear It

    So happy for them.

  4. All Praises to God

    Say that again!

  5. It didn't take long for the tears to flow

    Anyone have a tissue? We're welling up, too.

  6. We Second This


  7. You Gotta Believe

    Miracles can happen!

  8. We all wish baby Dakota a life of good health and happiness

    Continued prayers to the Smiths' princess.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images)


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