Iman Shumpert

Iman Shumpert

Basketball Player

Iman Asante Shumpert is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. Shumpert was selected by the New York Knicks with the 17th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. He won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.

Full Name
Jun 26, 1990
6′ 5″
Net Worth


Iman Asante Shumpert was born on June 26, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois. He is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Georgia Tech before entering the 2011 NBA draft, where he was selected by the New York Knicks with the 17th overall pick.

Shumpert was an immediate contributor off the bench for the Knicks during his rookie season and earned a starting role in December of that same year. He was named to the 2012 NBA All-Rookie First Team and was a part of two postseason runs with the Knicks during his tenure there. In 2015, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a three-team deal. With Cleveland, Shumpert helped lead them to their first championship in franchise history during the 2015–16 season when they defeated Golden State 4–3 in the Finals. 

In 2019, Shumpert signed with the Sacramento Kings. In 2020, he was traded to Brooklyn, where he still currently plays today. Shumpert is known for his defensive prowess and has been recognized as one of the league's better perimeter defenders since entering the league.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Iman Shumpert is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 26, 1990, Iman Shumpert was born in Oak Park, Illinois.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Commits to Georgia Tech University</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Shumpert commits to play college basketball at Georgia Tech University.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">17th overall Pick in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 23, 2011, the New York Knicks select Shumpert with the 17th overall pick in the NBA Draft.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Rookie of the Month</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for April 2012.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to Cleveland Cavaliers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Shumpert is traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a three team deal.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins NBA Championship</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins an NBA championship with the Cavaliers after defeating the Golden State Warriors in seven games.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his debut album "Th3 #Post90s" on July 7, 2017.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Hardworking Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Iman Shumpert is an incredibly hardworking player, who puts in the extra effort to ensure he's at the top of his game. He has made incredible strides in his career, and continues to improve his play each season.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Team Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Iman Shumpert is a great team player. He always looks out for his teammates and puts their needs before his own. He is also very passionate about the game, and works well with others to promote a positive atmosphere in the locker room.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Great Leader</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Iman Shumpert is an excellent leader on and off the court. He has the ability to motivate and inspire his teammates, and leads by example. His presence on the court gives the team confidence and makes them better as a unit.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Player Drafted Out of High School in 2011</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Iman Shumpert was the first player to be drafted out of high school in 2011. He was chosen by the New York Knicks with the 17th overall pick.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Released an Album in 2016</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2016, Shumpert released his debut album - ‘The Keys’ - which featured production from rapper/producer Kanye West.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Competed on Season 23 of Dancing With the Stars </h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Shumpert competed on season 23 of Dancing With the Stars and showed off his moves with partner Jenna Johnson.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has a Degree in Psychology</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Shumpert has a degree in psychology from Georgia Tech. He decided to pursue a college degree after attending Oak Park & River Forest High School for four years.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Started His Own Clothing Line in 2019</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2019, Shumpert started his own clothing line, Honor Roll Clothing. The line is inspired by his hometown of Chicago and features vintage designs and streetwear styles.</p></div>


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