words // Brandon Richard
After a successful return from ACL surgery this season, New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert is only elevating his play during the postseason. He's bumped up his scoring and steals averages, doubled his rebounds and is shooting at a much higher clip. With Shumpert looking like his old self lately, the Knicks are playing in the Eastern Conference Semifinals for the first time in 13 years, locked in a battle with old foes in the Indiana Pacers.
In last night's series-evening Game 2 victory, Carmelo Anthony dropped the daggers, but Shump provided the initial spark with his energy on defense. That's not to say he didn't have his moments on offense as well; in fact, he had THE offensive moment when he threw down a vicious putback slam early in the second quarter.
Following a missed three-pointer by Chris Copeland, Shumpert crept into the lane, perfectly timed the rebound and hammered home a one-hander from behind his head that electrified the MSG crowd. Safe to say Shump is back.
For the game, Shumpert laced up a pair of custom pair of the adidas Real Deal by Sole Swap and Packer Shoes. The black-based shoe featured orange and blue Knicks accents, along with a speckled midsole and Sole Swap logo on the heel. He also wore a pair of Sole Swap customs against the Raptors back in March.
What do you think of Shump's customs? Check out his highlight video above, a few game shots below and share your thoughts.