Friday, December 2, 2011

Iman Shumpert is Ready To Go


I am so ready to watch this guy play. He's posted numerous workout videos online during the lockout, and he did very well at the Impact League in Las Vegas this summer.

It's great to see how intense he is about his preparation for the season, and also how generally excited he is to play on Christmas Day. Likewise, it's great to hear him acknowledge the learning opportunities he'll get playing under Amar'e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, and Chauncey Billups.

A couple other things of note in this video:
  •  Shump acknowledges that his shot selection was poor at Georgia Tech, and that he's improved it
  • He says he's going to play "with a chip on his shoulder". Last Knicks rookie to do this was Landry Fields and we all saw what happened there
  • He's totally ready for the rookie harrassment he's going to get this year. I feel like Amar'e is probably a big rookie harrasser. Second biggest on the team, next to Renaldo Balkman. He's a total dick!
  • I think Glen Davis is working out in the background of this video. He looks fat, and is missing shots that even I could hit
  • It looks like a girl basketball player models a pair of sweatpants in the background at 4:04
  • When Shump talks, you see his bottom teeth more often than his top teeth, which I don't believe I've seen very much in other humans. Then again, Shump might not be a human.
Can't wait to watch this guy play!

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