A happy ending to a poignant NBA storyline


J.R. Smith was living the dream: He got married to girlfriend Jewel Harris last summer right after his Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA championship; soon after, a baby daughter was on the way. 

But that dream turned scary in January when baby Dakota was born five months early. Nearly a week after birth, she still weighed just one pound. It fell beneath the mainstream radar, but Dakota’s future was a poignant storyline basketball fans followed for much of this NBA season. 

Now that story has a happy ending. 

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Smith announced via Instagram on Tuesday that Dakota has finally gone home after spending the better part of five months hospitalized.  Read more…

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