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Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 at 11:44 am  |  81 responses

Iman Shumpert Destroys an iPhone 5 (VIDEO)

Shump proves you can’t dunk the iPhone 5.

Watch Iman Shumpert take the new iPhone 5 for a very destructive test drive. In related news, that ACL is looking great.

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  • spit hot fiyah

    good to see he can get up. but i don’t find this funny, i know guys can do whatever they want with their money, in the case noc, but still, feed some homeless popele with that money

  • Ugh

    Good call.

  • c.a.

    What a total d1ck. Yeah, you have tremendous wealth. But fact is, loser purposefully pre-ordered or queued for it, just to do this. Happy to see that just because people are rich, doesn’t mean they have any brains whatsoever. Zero respect…and he thinks this passes as funny.

  • BETCATS

    Nice to see everyone here is an expert in telling other people how they should spend their money. Unrelated: how many of you donate to charity? I was amused by it.

  • zogs19994

    YESSS RROCKING THE HIGH-TOP FADE
    LEGGOOOOO

  • Downtown

    I thought it was pretty amusing myself… If its his money why the heck shouldn’t be do what he wants with it? You may not have thought it was funny but don’t turn a simple movie trying to have some fun into a trashing of his character. On top of that the phone was probably provided by NOC so there you go…

  • alex

    I hate the 1%

  • Redd

    What a Knick. Welcome to the 1st world I guess, where people just don’t have appreciation.

  • zogs19994

    Your retarded

  • zogs19994

    stop crying baby

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    I hate that response…have you yourself never wasted money? quit yo preachin

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    look at this guy on his high horse

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    Thank You. Its unbelievable how fast people are to judge through their computer screen when in reality they walk by that homeless guy every day without giving him a dime.

  • theDankerNuggets

    yeah he’s rich so this seems messed up but i like the overall message of this ITS AN EFFIN PHONE!!! stop holding it up as some amazing piece of technology that it is benifiting mankind in any way

  • Redd

    High horse? Because I recognize how useless this action is? Unlike you I’ve been trying to (god hoping I also have) making a difference in the world. Who’s really on their high horse?

    The guy who thinks he’s calling someone out with no reason to, or the guy who recognizes something messed up? You idiot.

  • Redd

    You’re an annoying moron, how are you calling people out asking if they’ve done anything for others, yet you don’t know them? You’re ignorant, stop trying to be holier than thou.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    Thats right I forgot that you are perfect. I apologize.

  • EJ

    An iphone costs like 200$, so stop acting like he’s gonna end world hunger with that.

  • spit hot fiyah

    didn’t i just write that they can do whatever they want with their money? i just find it sad, that’s all

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    im not trying to be holier than thou…im telling you to stop being holier than thou…

  • Downtown

    No, you sir, are the idiot. What someone does for charity or what difference they make is one’s own decision. Worst of all you assume Iman Shumpert is all awful just because he trashed an iPhone 5. He is a very generous guy as a matter of fact so you just go and make a difference and stop worrying about others

  • cpmike

    mad people judging if you watch the video properly it’s a promo type ad. at the end he is shocked when the people tell him to break the iphone 5. he even says he fells bad so stop jumping to conclusions

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    You’re right of course… but what do you expect from a country that thinks Conan O’Brien losing the Tonight Show was the biggest tragedy of 2010? The same shitty country that has 6 vacant houses for every homeless person… but still manages to have 1.6 million children living without shelter?
    I feel you though… that is sad. Although, Iman Shumpert is hardly the problem.

  • Redd

    Um, when did I say he’s awful? I said he has no appreciation. Doesn’t mean he’s awful nor that I think he is, I think this was a stupid thing. Children in China die from laboring to create these things. That’s a fact, idk about “VERY” generous but I’m sure he does donate, I don’t doubt that. Every celebrity donates, it shouldn’t be seen as an accomplishment when they have millions, it should be normalcy.

    Now you sir, don’t know what you’re talking about and should shut up.

  • Redd

    No problem, long as you realized it. Didn’t have a rebuttal, so you just went with the “make him out to look arrogant” path huh? Funny.

  • Redd

    How is that? By calling out everyone for recognizing that children die from labor in making stuff like this?

    You’re one of the idiots that help in desensitizing society by minimalizing harm.

  • KBM

    Mike Gilbert pls stfu.

  • MikeC.

    Seems like we have some peops here that aren’t yet old enough to understand how sarcasm works. Hang in there, most people usually start grasping the idea of sarcasm around the age of 1q.

  • MikeC.

    11. not 1q

  • BrownJesus

    Make a video about an apple product and all the hippies come out protesting…

  • Ugh

    I do, despite the fact I probably have the lowest income of anyone who comments on Slam. I also worked to years as a volunteer co-ordinator for a homeless charity.

  • bob

    If you donate to charity, contribution is going to be negligible to most causes, and you’re really not going to make a difference. The only reason you should ever donate is to feel good about yourself. Which, I guess, is why people donate to begin with, but they always seem to think they aren’t doing it for themselves.

  • Trilla

    The fact that some people found this as humorous or saw this as “hey man the guy can do whatever he wants with his money” essentially shows the point that society has gotten to. We as a species are horrible disgusting beings, that is all.

  • Billy Hoyle

    Way to go Redd!! @Mike Gilbert – You sound just like a 47%’er with your comments.

  • the_unknown

    it’s just a phone.

  • Coronel

    You guys obviously haven’t seen “Will it Blend?”
    Anyone can do whatever they want.

  • Marcos Garcia

    and heres me just buying the iphone 3 #fml

  • zogs19994

    LOL i just realized that REDD YOUR A LIL BITCH EH?

  • Redd

    YEA way to try to be witty! Mike has his opinion, which is fine. I have my own, mines is that people are desensitized by thinking this is nothing.

    I think it is, because children have died from child labor in China. Thus, I think you guys are insensitive jerks who are trying to find humor in something that’s an atrocity. It’s children I’m arguing for.

  • Redd

    You’re an idiot, it’s not even about the money, it’s about the lack of care for what it entails.

  • zogs19994

    Everybody hates me… including myself. I am the single worst commenter in SLAM history.

  • LobCity

    @Redd Who are you to judge people. You may have an opinion and you’re more than welcome to share, but there’s no need to suggest what you say is fact or call people names. Simply voice your displeasure with his actions and allow others the freedom to express their opinion.

  • Redd

    Um sorry to break it to you, but all humans judge naturally.

    Anyways, I did state I have my own opinion. BUT, it’s a fact that trashing an expensive stuff is idiotic & makes no sense not to mention Children in China have died laboring over creating devices. I won’t front like I don’t have an iPhone but I won’t go off destroying it either.

  • Redd

    Um sorry to break it to you, but all humans judge naturally.

    Anyways, I did state I have my own opinion. BUT, it’s a fact that trashing an expensive stuff is idiotic & makes no sense not to mention Children in China have died laboring over creating devices. I won’t front like I don’t have an iPhone but I won’t go off destroying it either.

  • Redd

    One last thing, the iPhone costs $600 dollars. Now imagine if he burned a pile of $600. How would you react then? I’ll leave it at that.

  • Redd

    One last thing, the iPhone costs $600 dollars. Now imagine if he burned a pile of $600. How would you react then? I’ll leave it at that.

  • Some Guy

    Everyone saying Shum is being reckless/selfish/careless with his money, wouldn’t the NOC have paid for this?

  • danpowers

    nah, you are second to the chinese oppenheimer

  • danpowers

    there is a valid point. but on the other hand: the real idiots are those who buy this crap. produced by exploted labor mostly in third world countries but celebrated as the “stylish” and “hip” anti product to the “mainstream” while that apple crap is way too expensive and technologically inferior to most comparable products. everybody has the right to buy it anyway, sure, but everybody has also the right to point out something stupid as soon as he sees it. id laugh my butt off, if guys like bill gates, marc cuban oder mikhail prokhorov would buy thousands of them to burn em in public just to have a laugh

  • danpowers

    totally cosign ur point. on the other hand, there aint many products / companies that fool their customers as much as that apple crap does. it would be a public sign / demonstration to burn thousands of these lil hell mashines in public to make a statement lol

  • Max

    Dat hair!

  • Max

    Dat hair!

  • Feez_22

    Are people actually complaining about a drop in the bucket expense? what is 600$ to iman shumpert? Not only that, the iphone is only valued at that cost. shit cost 300 or so to make. who cares… I see people destroying electronics on youtube all the time. It would be a “waste” if he burned up food or clothing, a BASIC NEED that could be donated to help people live day by day. Breaking an iPhone, a Leisure, overvalued product that is NOT a basic necessity is NOT wasting anything but his money. Iman does enough charity work in NY so a leisure drop in the bucket iphone he’s breaking is akin to burning 2 pairs of 300$ jordans. He bought it. He just accelerated the destruction of it by 6+ years. Boo Hoo.

  • Feez_22

    Are people actually complaining about a drop in the bucket expense? what is 600$ to iman shumpert? Not only that, the iphone is only valued at that cost. shit cost 300 or so to make. who cares… I see people destroying electronics on youtube all the time. It would be a “waste” if he burned up food or clothing, a BASIC NEED that could be donated to help people live day by day. Breaking an iPhone, a Leisure, overvalued product that is NOT a basic necessity is NOT wasting anything but his money. Iman does enough charity work in NY so a leisure drop in the bucket iphone he’s breaking is akin to burning 2 pairs of 300$ jordans. He bought it. He just accelerated the destruction of it by 6+ years. Boo Hoo.

  • Redd

    Yeah and it’s not as though I’m trying to troll or start a fight. I’m just really disappointed people don’t at LEAST just recognize that theres something wrong with being desensitized.

    It’s not even that I’m a ‘hippie’ I haven’t smoked in 9 years and I never have drinked. I ain’t perfect but I try to be decent. I’m gonna stop people think I’m crazy LOL.

  • danpowers

    so… uhm… you are female and very young?

  • Shem

    Quit acting like you’re his financial advisor. Maybe he does donate to charity and I know the Knicks do a lot of work within the community. He earned his money and he can spend it however he likes.

  • Shem

    Quit acting like you’re his financial advisor. Maybe he does donate to charity and I know the Knicks do a lot of work within the community. He earned his money and he can spend it however he likes.

  • Redd

    You’re a douchebag for that LOL

  • danpowers

    just wanted to put a little bit of borat flavor into this conversation lol … so… that was a yes on both questions? :D

  • danpowers

    just wanted to put a little bit of borat flavor into this conversation lol … so… that was a yes on both questions? :D

  • the man bitch

    im sure NOC paid for it. and despite him “wasting” a good 200 buck phone- i think it does more than that and humourously mocks the value consumers and modern society place on unnecessary gadgets and toys, constantly spending to upgrade what is essentially a number at the end of a name. numbers to upgrade numbers. i think what he has said , effectively , with this seminal piece of intellectual post- consumerist satire- is that we are wasting our money to begin with, on “shit we dont need”, thru absurdist sketch comedy. he subtley points out to society – by holding a reflective glass to it ( or is it perhaps a optical retina display) – that indeed one cannot dunk an iphone 5, and indeed, there are many things in life we cannot dunk, no matter how large or small, our lives are managed and limited by our hops and the ability of our new ‘treasures’ to recieve a two handed jackhammer. He has wasted 200 dollars and yet with his bold and brilliant commentary, made so much more. so much more. bravo Iman. Bravo.
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  • the man bitch

    im sure NOC paid for it. and despite him “wasting” a good 200 buck phone- i think it does more than that and humourously mocks the value consumers and modern society place on unnecessary gadgets and toys, constantly spending to upgrade what is essentially a number at the end of a name. numbers to upgrade numbers. i think what he has said , effectively , with this seminal piece of intellectual post- consumerist satire- is that we are wasting our money to begin with, on “shit we dont need”, thru absurdist sketch comedy. he subtley points out to society – by holding a reflective glass to it ( or is it perhaps a optical retina display) – that indeed one cannot dunk an iphone 5, and indeed, there are many things in life we cannot dunk, no matter how large or small, our lives are managed and limited by our hops and the ability of our new ‘treasures’ to recieve a two handed jackhammer. He has wasted 200 dollars and yet with his bold and brilliant commentary, made so much more. so much more. bravo Iman. Bravo.
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  • Redd

    You scare me. I hope a seal bites off your hand.

  • danpowers

    normally i would feel offended now but ive just heard that too often lol

  • zogs19994

    Horrible joke

  • That Dude

    Blatantly wasting money for the hell of it and actively giving money to charity are completely different issues. In fact they are at completely opposite ends of the spectrum. Saying you need to donate money to criticise those who waste it is like saying you have to be a doctor to say killing people is wrong.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    You’re still harping on about that?
    The problems inherent in the smart phone industry, and worker exploitation in general, will never be solved by having Americans–the same people who benefit from this exploitation–donate to charity. I don’t know why you keep talking about charity like that’s the answer to everyone’s problems.
    Actually it’s this bullshit charity/aid crap that diverts people’s attention away from the actual exploitation that people face at the hands of the very countries (and people) purportedly helping them. When your entire economic system is based on stealing other people’s resources and labor, throwing those people a few crumbs isn’t going to solve anything.
    But like I said, it’s unnecessary to get bent out of shape over Iman Shumpert. If there is a double standard, it’s that someone like Conan can waste millions of dollars on a car (or pretend to) on TV and people adore him for it. I’m not saying you shouldn’t help homeless people, but your charity analogy makes absolutely no sense.

  • Jone

    how is it the shumpert looks ready to go and rose looks like his career is over? their acl tore almost at the same time.

  • Jone

    how is it the shumpert looks ready to go and rose looks like his career is over? their acl tore almost at the same time.

  • danpowers

    that was not a joke

  • sppromos

    wow…obviously he has like 3 or 4 of em….

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    Profits on a product like a iphone are close to 90%. so making an iphone would probably cost around 60 dollars. Thats how you become a profitable company.

  • LakeShow

    First time I have seen an association between hippies and iphones…

  • zogs19994

    Shut up bitch

  • LobCity

    @Red7252:disqus Judging isn’t natural, it is learned. That’s why your judgment is different from those all around the world.

    Idiotic is a subjective term that cannot be operationally defined and “makes no sense” is related your personal perspective, neither is a fact.

    I’m glad you wont front about the iPhone because that was my next point. Whether you “appreciate” or destroy the iPhone, you have contributed towards the demand for a product that is manufactured by the children in china you are defending. So as long as you keep purchasing these things, regardless of what you do with it, you’re a part of the problem. To say you appreciate it, is simply an attempt to justify your contribution to child exploitation.

    You should look into globalization and the exploitation of third world countries in general. Countries all over the world are producing products for the US and exploiting children and WOMEN! Look at the labels on all your products, from clothes to electronics. If it’s not made in the US it’s was likely made by these kids and women. It’s a sad thing.

  • Redd

    Oh, so you don’t judge the drink you drink, food you eat, etc etc? You just say oh thats food, COOL!

    I appreciate your reply & if I indeed am at fault or was ignorant at all I do apologize, please forgive me. BUT, as you said it’s now impossible to not purchase things without it being done through child labor. It’s alive & breathing despite what Foxconn says because just the other day there was a riot.

    I’m just thinking if we can’t avoid it, lets at least be very careful and appreciate & use these things in longevity. Maybe I sound like a hippie(I don’t smoke) or I’m looking deeper into it than most people but I was burn in a 3rd world village. I know the hardship.

  • LobCity

    @Redd When selecting a drink, food, etc. I make a decision based on preference due to my exposure to alternatives. So I learned to select the item that I prefer, either by taste (like soda) or effect (like beer). Or, I learned to avoid certain things because of the what i’ve learned, i.e. nutrition facts. So, no, that isn’t natural. If you raised me in a jungle and only offered me water since childhood I would not “judge” that drink and ask for a coke.

    Indeed, it is alive and well. Unfortunately. There really is no way to avoid it while living in this country. This will never stop because the low cost of production in 3rd world countries is what allows low prices. So when you look at how many people shop at Wal-Mart, Target, etc. over the small American stores, you see people prefer to save money. I don’t blame them, especially in this economy.

    The fact that you are aware of these problems is great, but calling people idiots and morons isn’t going to change things. It’s all about perspective based on each person history of learning and the contingencies in their life. When you understand that, then you’ll have a better understanding of how to get your point across to them.

  • danpowers

    lol

  • brownjesus

    They love Mac products for some reason… I don’t know if we would get this sort of uproar over an android or blackberry getting destroyed

  • LakeShow

    You still are mixing up “hippies” with “hippsters”
    Hippies are more likely to not have phones than to have iPhones.

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