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Here’s one way to bring some good news into the building after a tough road trip to Oklahoma City: a healthy new baby boy carrying the name of his father, Josh Powell.
The Lakers reserve forward entered L.A.’s practice facility at around 1 p.m. after, along with his wife Lauren, witnessing the birth of Joshua Dominique Rajae Powell Jr. at 10:25 a.m. on Monday morning, April 26.
Joshua Jr., whom Powell will call “Deuce,” is Powell’s third child, following daughters Hayden and Patience into the family. The newest Powell checked in at seven pounds, 13 ounces and 22.5 inches.
Powell said he simply couldn’t be happier to have his new happy and healthy son.
A night later, Powell added five points, a rebound and an assist in seven minutes (not to mention his usual plethora of motivational utterances to his teammates) of L.A.’s 111-87 victory in Game 5 over Oklahoma City.