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Iman Shumpert Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Iman Shumpert|
|Real Name:||Iman Asante Shumpert|
|Occupation:||Professional Basketballer, Musician and Social Media Personality|
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|Place of Birth:||Berwyn, Illinois|
Iman Shumpert Biography
Shumpert was born in Berwyn, Illinois, on June 26, 1990. In the eighth grade, he played basketball with NBA player Evan Turner at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois. When Iman was around eight years old, he attended a game between the Bulls and the Celtics, which turned out to be one of the most significant days of his life. The Bulls triumphed, and the players shook hands with Iman as he watched from courtside. Iman developed a fascination for the NBA as a result.
He graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School, where he was named to the first team of all-state athletes and one of the top 30 seniors in the country. He was voted conference MVP as a junior and senior and assisted Oak Park and River Forest in winning three conference championships. Scout.com ranked him No. 15 among senior players in the country, and Rivals.com ranked him No. 26. As a third-team Parade All-American, he was also chosen to participate in the 2008 McDonald’s All-American Game.
Odis, Shumpert’s father, is an insurance agent, and L’Tanya, his mother, is an adjunct art and design professor at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. Iman frequently accompanied his aunt Carolyn, a devoted basketball lover, to games.
He was one of four sons. They are Odis Shumpert III W. W., Ahrii, and Kasani.
Iman “Junie” Tayla Shumpert and Rue Rose Shumpert are the couple’s two daughters. Shumpert is married to Teyana Taylor. The couple gave birth to a daughter called Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. in December 2015. Iman assisted the baby’s birth. The couple welcomed their second daughter, Rue Rose, on September 6, 2020.
Teyana Taylor, a recording artist, was Iman’s spouse. The couple recently split.
Iman Shumpert began attending Georgia Tech University in 2008 and became an essential group member. He had an outstanding first year of college, scoring fourth on the team with 10.5 points per game average.
He struggled with knee problems throughout the second season and missed many games. Despite this, he had a successful recovery and finished the season as the third-best player with an average of 10.0 points per game. Iman was at his finest in his third year of collegiate basketball. He only became the seventh player in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) history to average more than 17 points per game. He also owns the Georgia Tech record in terms of steals per game.
After such outstanding performances, he could hardly have gone unnoticed in the NBA draft. His college studies had to be interrupted in March 2011. The New York Knicks selected him in the same year. Thus, he started playing basketball professionally in the NBA. The Knicks selected Iman with the 17th overall choice in the draft. Jared Jeffries, a teammate, lauded him and said he was one of the finest on-ball defenders in the NBA after his first few games with the Knicks. Iman Shumpert won a spot in the NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest in 2012. But a knee problem prevented him from taking part. He was bothered by his knee ailment for a very long period.
In a game against the Miami Heat in April 2012, he sustained a knee injury upon his return. He was removed from the court right away. According to medical examinations, Iman would have to miss the remainder of the season due to the severity of the injury.
He was granted a good spot in the first of the Year vote despite the injuries and missing most of his first season. Iman Shumpert received 33 votes in total, placing him in fifth place. 120 sports journalists and broadcasters participated in the voting process. Oddly, Iman was the only rookie to receive votes for Defensive Player of the Year. His doctors gave Iman the all-clear to practice with his team again in 2013. On January 17, against the Detroit Pistons in London, he played his first game of the year and recorded eight points, three rebounds, and one assist.
As a result, he made up for his absence from court by performing remarkably well for the Knicks, who became one of the NBA’s top teams. He had yet another injury in December 2014. He injured his left shoulder during a game against the Boston Celtics. Early in 2015, the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired him. He played in his new team’s inaugural game on January 23. He had 8 points, two rebounds, and two assists against the Charlotte Hornets. His contribution was crucial in getting his team into the 2015 NBA Finals. But the Golden State Warriors defeated his team to win the championship.
Despite a disappointing loss in the championship game, Iman’s play was praised. His contract was extended in July 2015, making him a $40 million player. He had a second injury in September 2015, necessitating a three-month absence from the court. Iman recorded 12 points and 16 rebounds against the Boston Celtics in March 2016. His score set a new record for him. He missed a few games before the season’s playoffs due to a different ailment. He nevertheless arrived just in time and assisted his club in making it to the NBA Finals for the second time in a row.
The Cavaliers had a rocky start but staged a historic comeback in the NBA finals to win the championship. The following year, Iman Shumpert maintained his stellar play and set a career-best with 18 points in a contest against the Detroit Pistons. In 2017, he helped his group make it to the NBA Finals for the third time. However, the Cavaliers fell to the Golden State Warriors in the championship game.
Iman received a two-month sabbatical in December 2017 due to yet another injury. The Sacramento Kings acquired him in February 2018. He was acquired by the Houston Rockets in 2019, but his tenure there was brief. The Brooklyn Nets acquired Iman Shumpert on November 13, 2019. But on December 12, 2019, the Brooklyn Nets released him, and on January 30, 2021, they signed him back.
In his spare time, Shumpert has experimented with rap music. He released Th3 #Post90s, a mixtape, and the single “Knicks Anthem” in 2012. He responded to Kendrick Lamar’s verse in Big Sean’s song “Control” with the song “Dear Kendrick” in 2013. Due to its unusual imagery, the music video for his track “Chiraq” attracted media notice.
He is active on social media, with millions of followers: about 2.3 million on Instagram, over 643 thousand on Twitter, and 1.3 million on Facebook. He recently declared that he will take a five-year retirement and focus only on his music.
Iman Shumpert’s net worth is reportedly estimated at $35 million. Most of his considerable riches can be ascribed to his remarkable NBA salary, which has consistently exceeded $10 million yearly.
He owns a modest collection of high-end autos in his garage and doesn’t hesitate to flaunt them.
Iman Shumpert resides in a $7 million mansion in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, he spent $2 million building a recording studio in Atlanta, Georgia.
Iman Shumpert spent ten seasons with five teams, including his collegiate teams and the Knicks and Cavaliers. In 461 regular-season games, he scored 7.2 points and grabbed 3.3 rebounds on average. He achieved one NBA title. During his tenure with the Knicks, Shumpert showcased his defensive prowess and became known for his ability to guard multiple positions. Additionally, his contributions were instrumental in the Cavaliers’ championship run, where he played a crucial role in their success.