Confession: I’m a New York Knicks fan. Alright, the majority of you reading this, or who are familiar with me know that isn’t anywhere near a confession but common knowledge.
You probably also know that I felt like my Knicks won a championship last night after defeating the Miami Heat, on the road, by 20 points, for the second time this season.
Apparently I’m not the only one on another planet with my Knicks-related happiness. Despite not having played in a game yet this season due to recovering from offseason knee surgery, second-year guard Iman Shumpert and his remarkable flat-top are feeling the excitement too, which led to the lock-down defender/aspiring rapper to drop a new Knicks anthem.
Shumpert jumped on the beat of a fellow Chicagoan, Kanye West, and remixed “Clique” opening the song with “ain’t nobody messing with my Knicks, Knicks Knicks…” if you know the song, you get the point.
Props to Shumpert for not just continuing his rehabbing and rapping – both seem to be going pretty well – but for nailing the traits of his teammates. “I got Novak in the corner…JR Smith be swishing he just step it back and puts it up.” Shumpert also acknowledges his gold medal winning teammates, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler, as well as James “Flight” White, and his memorable dunks from the free-throw line.
While no New York team needs extra media attention, this song is awesome, and for the first time in a couple of years, it’s a Knicks related song that wasn’t done by Swizz Beats. So thanks for that, Shump.
I’ll close with the line that caught my attention the most: “Get you 82, ’til it’s 16 left, ’til we get our hands on that gold trophy.”
If they keep playing the way they have to this point in the season, it’s possible.
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