Apparently, Iman Shumpert will wear whatever the hell he wants.
The New York Knicks, who were dealt a disappointing blow in Game 1 against the Pacers, bounced back to beat Indiana, 105-79, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
I guess you could say things were fairly positive behind the scenes with the Knicks, so we'd like to think just about everyone involved was completely fine with Shumpert's shoes.
Here is a tweet from Turner Sports' Rachel Nichols that shows Shumpert's amazing technicolor kicks.
For those interested in details, it seems the shoes are JS Wings by Adidas Originals and Jeremy Scott.
Shump, being the kind individual that he is, took Nice Kicks on a journey of his sneakers recently.
Oh boy, where do we begin with these specific shoes?
I understand fully that there is something to be said for bringing your absolute best to the podium game, but we have to draw the sartorial line somewhere.
NBA postgame press conferences are where the best and brightest bust out their loudest and most audacious. Shumpert certainly does just that.
If I had to choose one thing, I would have to say the wings are where the sneakers lost me. I could forgive the multitude of colors that makes it seem like a bunch of My Little Pony characters died in the making of these shoes, but you lost me at wings.
With all that being said, I will allow it just this one time.
If you consider the insane put-back dunk Shumpert delivered in Game 2, you begin to realize the man can do whatever he wants.
In 29 minutes, Shumpert delivered 15 points and six rebounds, helping the Knicks destroy the Pacers in a Game 2 rout.
If the Knicks continue to play this way throughout the postseason, they can wear whatever they like. There may even be room for more wings on those shoes—you never know until you try.
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