Ranking Iman Shumpert's Mixtape with Best NBA Side Projects

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Ranking Iman Shumpert's Mixtape with Best NBA Side Projects
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NBA players want to be rappers, rappers want to play in the league and movie stars portray both on the big screen.

As for us 'average Joes' we'd take any of their careers in a heartbeat.

So when injured New York Knicks sophomore Iman Shumpert released his mixtape "The #Post90s" at 12:21 on December 21, it sounded like he was just another player with too much time on his hands.

It took literally seconds of listening, though, to change that perception.

Don't believe me? Go check it out for yourself. Shumpert made the mixtape available for streaming and downloading at his website.

So that got me thinking: How many players have successfully ventured away from the hardwood?

And where does Shumpert's effort rank among them?

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