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Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 12:57 pm  |  21 responses

Shump at Work

Iman Shumpert is doing his part to #EndTheLockout.

by Quinn Peterson / @QwinFNP

The NBA Lockout, at it’s core, affects all players the same, from LeBron to Brian Scalabrine: no games, training camps or practices, no use of team facilities, no NBA-affiliated events or appearances, etc. How that time off is spent is completely subjective, though.

Some have used the time to rest, while others have entertained opportunities abroad or in other lines of business. Kevin Durant and many others, of course, have taken to the streets, summer leagues and pro-ams.

Still others opt to lock themselves in a gym, and refuse to come to out until sufficient labor has been put in.

New York Knicks six-foot-five rookie combo-guard Iman Shumpert is one of those guys.

The former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket (and high school teammate of mine) has been in the gym putting in work like Black Thought and Wale, using the lockout to do what he probably would have done anyway — get better.

A product of the times, he’s used Twitter, Blogspot and viral sensation to help blast the message: #EndTheLockout. And etch him in for the dunk contest while you’re at it…(Oh, and put him on your favorite rapper’s next mixtape, ’cause he’s got bars, too. Ask DJ Whoo Kidd).

Says Shump:

Told you all I would try and keep you up to date and that’s what I’m doing as we survive this lockout. Right now I’m still down at IMG Academy working out under the direction of Dan Barto.

Lately I’ve been in the gym working out and after the 2 hours of work I always try and new dunk and post it to youtube….I think I’m going to make 7 videos to fill up a week of videos. All music done in the background will be music that I’ve recorded myself along with recording artist @PhlyyB….I show a little more every week….

A Week At Work 1…

A Week At Work 2…

End the lockout, indeed!

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  • Ryo

    Bounce!!!

  • ab40

    why is he shooting from the college 3 point line? He knows he’s in the leauge right?

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @ab40…called repition and working on his mid range game…..you don’t work on your shooting by bombing from 3 all day

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    anyways I knew he was an athlete….I knew that…I didn’t know it was like this!!!! goodness grief. Kids got a lot of potential and it cool seeing him getting out there and realizing it.

  • http://www.twitter.com/BigFutureLG BigFuture

    6’5″ pg that plays d, and has bounce…the knicks got a good one

  • Brooks C.

    He has a ton of potential… i personally think he should have taken the scholarship to UNC… More then likely would have been even more developed under Roy Williams then Paul Hewitt… just my opinion though

  • IDOT

    @Brooke C, He would have been better off going to UNC. Paul Hewitt was still living off the 2004 team that went to the NCAA Championship and he wasn’t coaching and recruiting worth of jack.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    Brooks C….way too many guards at NC he likely wouldnt’ve seen the light of day over there.

  • O

    Wonder if he’ll end up in Phnx for Nash or in Nawlins for Paul. Just saying..

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @O he’s an off guard

  • EJ

    DUNK CONTEST! Iman, Nick Young, Demar and Blake.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    That’s a good sounding contest EJ but I’ll take Paul George over Young. And Dwight should mentor somebody so that there’s at least some creative dunks in there.

  • andy

    danngggg….cannot WAIT to see this guy play once the season starts. end the lock out dammit!

  • EJ

    I don’t know about Dwight mentoring. He might bring up too much props. McGee and Demar had some creative dunks in the 1st round.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Why put Blake in it, he’ll win even if he doesn’t have the best dunks..

  • Peter Walsh

    A lot of people were upset by this Knicks pick, but I think he’ll turn some heads once basketball resumes, especially if he continues to work liket his.

  • Quincy

    Love to see a guy putting in work. Sleeper candidate for rookie of the year.

  • Kurino

    where is the work out?

  • Lan

    good video.

  • http://SLAMonline.com GotHandles?

    i’ll take that at PG all day.

  • Markstripes

    This kid has “filthy” athleticism! I like his size and the form on his shot too. If he continues to work hard, he could be the real deal.

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