Zach LaVine and his wife, Hunter, on Sunday welcomed their first child, Saint Thomas, the Chicago Bulls guard announced Wednesday on Twitter.
“That’s bigger than basketball, bigger than everything,” the two-time All-Star said. “I’m nervous, anxious, excited. … I know how to play basketball — but this is something I haven’t done yet.”
LaVine, 27, has focused on growth and recovery this offseason. He spent most of the summer in Los Angeles after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in May to address discomfort that plagued him for the latter half of the 2021-22 season.
LaVine will have a little more than a month to adjust to his role as a new parent before reporting to Chicago in September for training camp.