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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 9:20 am  |  11 responses

Iman Shumpert Skies for a Monster Putback Dunk (VIDEO)

Shump provides the sick highlight.

Curling in after Chris Copeland’s missed three-pointer in Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers, Iman Shumpert leapt towards the heavens and brought down a spectacular putback jam. Per the NY Daily News: “Yeah, I think I was trying to make a statement,’ Shumpert said of his latest highlight-reel play in these playoffs. ‘That was the most perfect miss I’ve had in a long time, it just came off (the rim) so perfect. It was beautiful. I just wanted to win this game real bad. I knew we needed this game.’ With 8:23 left in the second quarter, the second-year swingman snared a rebound of Chris Copeland’s missed three-pointer while leaping through the lane and flushed an emphatic righty dunk to give the Knicks a 37-26 lead. ‘Shump’s dunk was unbelievable, incredible,’ Carmelo Anthony said. ‘Nobody saw that coming from him. It got the crowd going, got us going and our energy picked up after that.’ Shumpert, who finished with 15 points and six rebounds in 29 minutes, has regularly shown throughout the playoffs that the explosiveness — ‘his pop,’ as Mike Woodson called it — that slowly came back following last spring’s ACL surgery has now fully returned. The Knicks’ 2011 first-round pick also made an athletic steal and a coast-to-coast layup to help seal the Knicks’ Game 6 clincher in the first round against Boston. ‘If it wasn’t for you guys, I’d have forgot I tore my ACL, really, as far as when I play, and I don’t really think about it much unless I see my scar,’ Shumpert said. ‘Right now, it’s just all about winning games and advancing in the playoffs. I’ve been waiting my whole life to play in the playoffs.’”

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  • http://twitter.com/Ram_Bam_Sam MonBehh

    nasty!!

  • LP @ThisisEther

    Good thing he’s never had any serious career threatening injuries in his life…. Because he would NOT be able to do this if he did….

  • LLC#12

    Could have been D Rose…..

  • Max

    Oooooh dayyuummm

  • http://www.facebook.com/devin.williams1 Devin Williams

    With Shump playin like that Knicks might be a problem, if they get past Indy lol

  • airs

    who needs an ACL anyways, right dejuan blair?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Kind of scary that he used to jump a lot higher

  • spit hot fiyah

    perfect timing

  • danpowers

    i hope d rose watched closely lol

  • BRAVO

    That was sickkk

  • Ugh

    Textbook putback. Four stars.

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