JJ Barea and former Ms. Universe Zuleyka Rivera expecting first child | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

J.J. Barea Celebrated NBA Title by Making a Baby with Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera

by Patrick Sicher | Posted on Thursday, July 21st, 2011
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OK, in all honesty we are not sure if the child was conceived after Game 6 of the NBA Finals. But it has been roughly 5 weeks since the Mavs hoisted the Larry O’Brien Trophy so you could suspect that Dallas Mavericks point guard and inspirational leprechaun J.J. Barea (wait, he’s 6’0″?) celebrated the championship with a little dribble drive penetration.

According to Puerto Rican Newspaper PrimeraHora.com, Barea and his girlfriend, former Ms. Universe Zuleyka Rivera are expecting their first child.

Here was her statement to the media:

“All this took me by surprise, but I feel very lucky. I come from a very close family and I understand that a baby is a blessing. I’m sorry I had to leave this novel, it was another opportunity for my growth as an actress and achieve my professional goals. However, both JJ and I are happy to start a family together and I know God will reward us with a healthy baby and many more opportunities for both.”

To celebrate the occasion, check out some lovely pictures of the expectant mother.

Here is hoping the baby looks nothing like Dirk Nowitzki or Brian Cardinal.

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