Iman Shumpert there was a slam dunk on the dance floor.
The 31-year-old basketball star (who played for the Knicks, Cavaliers, Kings, Rockets and Nets) became the first NBA player to win a Mirrorball title in his 30th season. Dancing with the stars.
In the finale on Monday, November 22, Shumpert et al Daniella Karagach Jump their way to the top, then talk to E! News of victory.
“It means a lot,” he said. “I think with the NBA, we are a family, a fraternity at the end of the day. And any time I have to wear that hat to represent them, I try and do it the right way. I hope. Hope they will monitor and support.” He added, “I hope we did it fairly. I love my NBA family.”
Of course, Shumpert, whose wife is Teyana Taylor, also wanted to make his parents proud.
He told E! Believes his mother “watches this show a lot, loves this show, always talks about the costumes, the production, what it means to her.” The athlete explained that his dad and mom flew out to LA to see him perform but “couldn’t get in, because my dad tested positive for COVID.”