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Iman Shumpert
Iman Shumpert
Position: G
Born: 06/26/90
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:212 lbs. / 96.2 kg.
Salary: $10,337,079
“We all kind of knew certain things about this team that was tough,” Shumpert said of the Cavaliers. “Like, it’s tough.” “But I’m saying this isn’t just a Kyrie-LeBron thing,” Shumpert added. “That’s what I’m saying. The media turned it into that for y’all. And that’s what I said about the internet. It’s the story. That’s the clicks. ‘LeBron and Kyrie hate each other, ahhhhh.’ No. It’s two dudes that need the ball. LeBron needs the ball, Kyrie needs the ball, Kevin needs the ball. Swish can’t shoot unless he has the ball. Kyle Korver can’t shoot unless he has the ball. …. Somebody’s gotta get the short end. And a lot of times fans can’t all the way understand that. They think it’s 2k. ‘Bron can score 40, Ky can score 40, Iman should have 20, J.R. should have 30, this person should have this — it’s like, dog, it don’t work like that.”
Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert said he and his teammates were not surprised Kyrie Irving asked to be traded, but lamented that players and fans twisted in the wind for the month between the All-Star’s request and departure to Boston. “We all knew certain things about this team that’s tough,” Shumpert told Complex News’ “Everyday Struggle” in a wide-ranging interview.
“(People say) it’s LeBron and Kyrie hate each other,” Shumpert said. “No, it’s two dudes that need the ball. LeBron needs the ball, Kyrie needs the ball, Kevin (Love) needs the ball. Swish (J.R. Smith) can’t shoot unless he has the ball. Kyle Korver can’t shoot unless he has the ball.” Shumpert, who is a friend to Irving, said the two still talk. He said “it could be awkward for a little bit” between James, Irving, and Love (there has been no mention of any tension between Irving and Love in media reports), but “it ain’t gonna last.”
As for Irving telling reporters during his introductory press conference in Boston that he hadn’t spoken to LeBron James since reports that he wanted out of Cleveland first surfaced? Shumpert, as has been the team line for weeks, thinks there’s nothing to that. “There’s no hard feelings,” he said. “And I’m sure Ky at some point is going to talk to everybody, the same way he talked to me. Ky’s a regular dude. He’s going to compete and he knows we’re going to be out looking for him when we play Boston. It’s all fine.”
Storyline: Kyrie Irving Trade