DTLR cast a spotlight on Iman Shumpert.. husband, father of two beautiful girls, artist, entrepreneur, NBA Champion, and the most humbling human being that you would want to meet. It started in the Chi and in O Park, playing ball for an $100 dollars in the neighborhoods that he wasn’t suppose to play in, which gave him the opportunity to compete not only with others but now the person he calls his best friend.
Being a role model is difficult at times as he’s missed a lot of birthdays, Christmas, Easter and other holidays since the age of 17, playing basketball. This new Iman feels that being around family and friends now are very important. Experiencing the lack of a childhood, Teyana and Iman felt that it was important to stay closer and no longer living apart in New York, and now calling Georgia their home.
What is Iman’s household like with two girls? Rue’s birthday is coming up and he has no idea what the theme is, “that’s all momma,” he says, “but tell him how much it is and he’ll be there.” On the heels of Rue turning one, she’s now walking and running around. Junie is doing great, attending school and continues to give the fire attitude in which he loves that she’s being herself.
Now, understanding that educating one another instead of having other cultural backgrounds holding us back. We lack sharing and understand the need of competition allows you to work on yourself and becoming better. Even when taking pictures of the children became a issue. Iman felt that he never would want their children rob his children of being children. From going to school and playing on the playground with other kids on the swing, its all being a person.
Iman is now taking on his rap career, fatherhood and growing his family of friends is now his overall goal.
SincerelyB_B asked Iman, How does it feel to be Teyana’s husband and being a girl dad? Cool, ain’t no shame in my game, I have two beautiful baby girls.