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NBA Sneaker Watch // Best of the Season - Iman Shumpert

Iman Shumpert's adidas 3-Stripes Haircut

words // Brandon Richard

When Iman Shumpert returned to the court in January, we were excited for two reasons. One, he's a great young player and we're all happy to see him recover from last season's injury. Two, because we knew he'd be extremely exciting to cover in this year's sneaker watch.

Out of the gate, Shump didn't disappoint. He returned in the Knicks' London game wearing the "Bright Lights, Big City" adidas Top Ten 2000 and made headlines a week later when he laced up Jeremy Scott's wild Originals Streetball model. That was just the beginning.

Over the last four months, Iman has rocked 9 different adidas models in more than 20 different colorways. Player Exclusives? Check. Modern performance? Check. Retro? Check. Customs? Check. He even broke his vow to never wear Derrick Rose's signature kicks last week when he played in "The Bean" Rose 3 Low. Josh Smith was great this past season, as was Damian Lillard. However, if you're singling out a Sneaker Watch All-Star for adidas Basketball, it was hands down Shumpert.

Iman may not yet be a signature athlete, but he is a charismatic player in a huge market that loves wearing adidas. If you needed confirmation, the 3-Stripes logo he had shaved into the back of his trademark high-top fade last month should suffice. Shumpert co-starring in the latest Originals adiColor campaign showed us that adidas is equally committed to him. What's next for this fun partnership? We can't wait to find out.

Enjoy a look back at Iman's impressive 2012-2013 sneaker rotation and let us know which pair(s) stand out the most.

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Top Ten 2000 2WE 1NE

adidas Top Ten 2000 "2WO 1NE"

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Top Ten 2000 South Beach

adidas Top Ten 2000 "South Beach"

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Top Ten 2000 Rivalry Pack

adidas Top Ten 2000 "Rivalry Pack"

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Top Ten 2000 Nightmare

adidas Top Ten 2000 "Nightmare"

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Top Ten 2000 Bright Lights Big City NYC

adidas Top Ten 2000 "Bright Lights, Big City"

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Top Ten 2000 Blackout

adidas Top Ten 2000 "Blackout"

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Top Ten 2000 Indigo White

Top Ten 2000 Indigo/White

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Top Ten 2000 Vivid Green

adidas Top Ten 2000 Vivid Green

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas TMAC 1 Blue Grey

adidas TMAC 1 Blue/Grey

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas TMAC 1 Black Blue

adidas TMAC 1 Black/Blue

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Real Deal 93 Pack

adidas Real Deal "93 Pack"

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Real Deal Light Grey Prime Blue

adidas Real Deal Light Grey/Prime Blue

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Real Deal Soleswap Custom

adidas Real Deal Soleswap Custom

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Crazy Fast PE

adidas Crazy Fast PE

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Crazy 8 Blue White Black

adidas Crazy 8 Blue/White/Black

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Crazy 8 Black White

adidas Crazy 8 Black/White

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Rose 3 Low The Bean

adidas Rose 3 Low "The Bean"

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Crazyquick Blue

adidas Crazyquick Blue/White/Black

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Originals JS Instinct Hi

adidas Originals JS Instinct Hi

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Originals JS Streetball

adidas Originals JS Streetball

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Originals JS Streetball (2)

Close-Up // Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Originals Streetball

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