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Despite a delayed start, it'd be fair to say New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert has been adidas Basketball's standout athlete on the court this season. Shump has laced up a wide variety of models, Jeremy Scott sneakers and his very own Player Exclusives, all while proudly representing the 3-Stripes off the court as well. As a result, adidas has called on the defensive specialist to debut a few new Real Deal colorways in recent outings, the latest in today's MSG matchup with the Toronto Raptors.

First previewed by Iman on Instagram, this Real Deal is black-based with grey detailing at the toe and NYC-flavored royal and orange accents along the toebox, side panels and midsole. Are we looking at a Player Exclusive or a pair set to hit retail in the near future? More on that as new information surfaces, but in the meantime, check out a few game shots below and let us know if you'd to see adidas drop this colorway.

Update: According to our friends at Packer Shoes, it turns out that this Real Deal is a custom by Jason Negron aka Sole Swap. The kicks were hand delivered to Shumpert on his behalf.

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Real Deal Knicks PE (1)

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Real Deal Knicks PE (2)

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Real Deal Knicks PE (3)

Iman Shumpert wearing adidas Real Deal Knicks PE (4)

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