Cavs’ J.R. Smith shares first photo of preemie baby girl

My loves… #KotaBear #SlimDem

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CLEVELAND (WCMH) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith shared a photo of his new daughter on Thursday night.

Smith and his wife Jewel Harris Smith welcomed Dakota into the world 5 months early. Dakota has been in the ICU since.

Thursday, Smith posted a photo on Instagram of Dakota in an incubator, with his older daughter Demi looking in and smiling.

Jewel has been providing updates on a site called My Kota Bear. 

If you can’t see the photo, click here. 

Smith is currently out of commission for the Cavs after needing thumb surgery. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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