The pressure that comes with being a rookie in the NBA is tremendous; now place that rookie in the city of New York and that pressure grows exponentially.
Many players, even veterans, can't handle playing in New York, since the swarming media and demanding fans can make certain players feel as though it is impossible for them to fulfill the expectations made by the overall city itself.
However, Shumpert has proven that he can handle whatever the city of New York can throw at him.
He has displayed great confidence in his game, which can become comically arrogant at times. During practices, his voice can be heard echoing through the gym, playfully taunting his opponent, referring to himself by a self-proclaimed nickname in the third person, "You can't spin on Shump Shump," as evidenced by this video.
Regardless of the admiration he has for his own game, he has already shown that he is willing to learn from the accomplished Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler, as well as the Knicks coaching staff.