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Zach Randolph Leaves Game To Witness His Son's Birth

MEMPHIS, TN - NOVEMBER 6: Zach Randolph #50 of the Memphis Grizzlies looks to score against Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orle
MEMPHIS, TN - NOVEMBER 6: Zach Randolph #50 of the Memphis Grizzlies looks to score against Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans on November 6, 2013 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Memphies Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph played nearly eight minutes against the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday before recording his most important assist of the night: He left the game to be with his fiancee, Faune Drake, after she went into labor, according to reports.

The Grizzlies later told the crowd at at FedEx Forum in Memphis that Randolph arrived in time for the birth of the couple's 7-pound, 4-ounce boy.

While Randolph gained a new family member, the Grizzlies lost the game, 99-84.

A few jocks have made recent headlines for their moves when their children were being delivered. In July golfer Hunter Mahan dropped out of the Canadian Open in the lead after his wife went into labor. But in September, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco learned his wife had given birth while he was warming up for a game, and he proceeded to play.

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