Is that the New York Knicks Iman Shumpert or DJ Jazzy Jeff? Just another case of what can happen, When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong.
The Knicks semi-starting small forward, Shumpert, hit the catwalk early this weekend donning a flashy goldwatch and sizzling gold chains. Truly, a midas touch the Knicks have not experienced since the days of Walt Clyde Frazier. Shumpert’s family can rest easy tonight with the knowledge that the glitz and glamour of New York has not made him forget his old-school Illinois roots.
It’s the look that says business casual, kind of like when a player on the Knicks is asked to play defense. Why did Shumpert choose this weekend to bring out his inner Fresh Prince swag?
The explanation, straight from his Twitter:
Shumpert, was attending some type of 80s party apparently. He was taking it back to a time where the New York Knicks had just drafted a young Patrick Ewing, fouling without a license via Mr. Charles Oakley, and doing crazy folksy offensive schemes like not shooting threes every possession. The 80s were a strange time.
Shumpert, who averaged 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists, but saw his season come to an end as a result of injury, has clearly worked on a fresh type of game this offseason. He certainly isn’t asking girls out to the ole’ Olympic Village cafeteria! He keeps it real and old school, puts on the James Brown and slowly works on breaking down team defenses in a way never done once actually on the Knicks court.