Born: June 26, 1990
Place of Birth: Oak Park, IL
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Career and Life
Iman Asante Shumpert (/ˈiːmɑːn/ EE-mahn) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Shumpert was selected by the New York Knicks with the 17th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. Shumpert won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.
Shumpert's father, Odis, is an insurance broker while his mother, L'Tanya, is an adjunct professor of art and design at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. During the 2012–13 NBA season, Shumpert's high-top fade haircut attracted publicity. He shaved the fade in October 2013.
Outside of basketball, Shumpert has dabbled in rap music. In 2012, he released the song "Knicks Anthem" and the mixtape Th3 #Post90s. In 2013, he released the song "Dear Kendrick" in response to Kendrick Lamar's verse in the song Control by Big Sean. The music video for his single "Chiraq" garnered media attention over the eccentric visuals.
On December 16, 2015, Shumpert's wife, Teyana Taylor, gave birth to their daughter, Iman Tayla Shumpert, Jr. After Taylor went into an early labor at the couple's home, Shumpert delivered the baby with his bare hands.