Iman Shumpert has made a serviceable NBA career so far, and at just 31 years old, she appears to have a serviceable second act as well.
Shumpert, who spent 12 years in the NBA with five different teams and won the NBA title with the Cavaliers in 2016, now competes on ABC’s longtime reality show. Dancing with the stars. His performance on the Monday night horror show has garnered a lot of attention and near-universal acclaim. You can watch Shumpert in action at 8 PM ET. Monday or live broadcast with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
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He performed a contemporary dance with his partner, Daniela Karajac, inspired by Jordan Peele’s hit film We, and achieved a score of 40 from the jury.
The shooting guard’s performance for a long time has been noted by almost everyone, with his former teammates, current TV personalities, and former NBA stars all chime in to support Shumpert.
This is not the first time that Schumpert has shown his creative talent outside the basketball court.
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His wife, Tiana Taylor, is a famous actress, singer, songwriter, dancer, and choreographer, and when Shumpert was with the Kings in 2018, Shumpert sang one of his wife’s songs on that year’s Media Day.
Shumpert’s viral performance that earned him a perfect score came just one week after he scored his lowest jig and scored just 28 out of a possible 40.
Here’s what Schumpert has done so far this season.
|3||tango||19 (out of 30)|
This season, Season 30, is the third in a row on the show to feature a current or former NBA player and the fifth in the past six seasons. Shumpert could be in line to get the best score for any of the previous players featured on the show.
|25||Derek Fisher||eleventh place|
|26||Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||7th place|
|28||Lamar Odom||10th place|
|29||Charles Oakley||Fifteenth place|
|30||Iman Schumpert||No worse than ninth place|
The best result of any NBA player in any season of the show was Season 10, when Rick Fox finished sixth. Other NBA players who took part in the show included Clyde Drexler and Meta World Peace.