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Iman Shumpert, secret agent

By Jeff Case

The big victory of the offseason for the New York Knicks was the team successfully managing to keep free-agent All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony in the fold for a few more years. His return, coupled with new coach Derek Fisher and a new-look offense (the triangle) have New Yorkers hoping the team can rebound from a putrid season.

One player sure to be key to any hopes of a Big Apple revival is combo guard Iman Shumpert. After a solid first two seasons in the NBA, Shumpert’s stats were more or less down across the board in 2013-14 as he worked his way back from an ACL tear suffered early in the 2012 playoffs.

That being said, it’s still the offseason in New York and Shumpert is having some fun. In a new video released to help hype the movie “November Man”, Shumpert pretends to be a secret agent as unsuspecting people interview for a fake job.

 

Don’t Sleep Around JR Smith

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s been a rather eventful season for Knicks guard J.R. Smith, a designation that has pretty much nothing to do with his play on the court. If anything, we’ve learned that if you’re not on your toes, J.R. might untie your shoes, or pull your headband down over your eyes. And if you fall asleep around J.R., like a bunch of the Knicks players did yesterday on the team plane, leaving J.R. with nothing else to do, he might post photos of your sleeping on Instagram.

To wit, Iman Shumpert (wearing leather pants) and Tim Hardaway Jr.

Tyson Chandler and Amaré Stoudemire (with the hat on)

New Knicks Shannon Brown and Earl Clark

Jeremy Lin Signs With Adidas, Goes All In

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Linsanity may have ended, but Jeremy Lin is still playing well (averaging 14 point per game) for the Houston Rockets, and is very popular in the US and abroad. When Lin’s Nike contact ended recently, adidas made him an offer he couldn’t refuse to join the three stripes. And to show the world his commitment to the brand, Lin teamed up with some of his adidas-wearing Rockets teammates to make an Instagram video displaying a new haircut. (BTW, since Iman Shumpert has been down this road before, I’m wondering if that hairstyle is gone by the next time we see Lin play.)

Who Is The Worst-Dressed Knick?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — If you’re on the lookout for the worst-dressed player on a team, who better to ask than the other players on the team? As such, let’s check in with the New York Knicks to find out who is the worst-dressed Knicks player.

“Come on, World Peace!”
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VIDEO: Who Is The Worst-Dressed Knick?

Adidas Unveils New On-Court Collection

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Today adidas unveiled their all new collection of NBA on-court gear. According to adidas, “The NBA On-Court Collection will outfit all 30 NBA teams with the most innovative performance and on-trend style.” A photo gallery follows, but first some details…

    • On-Court Warm-Up Jacket And Pant — To illustrate the speed of the game, the jacket features intensity graphics on the sleeves and front panel of the body; Sleeves and trim of the jacket feature contrasting color to the body of the jacket; An homage to team pride, the back of the jacket features the geographical team name and logo in white-stencil font; Warm-up pant features ventilation panels built into high-performance areas for comfort and functionality along with adidas’ classic three stripes.
    • Varsity Warm-Up Jacket — Designed to capture the classic varsity jacket look and feel and built for optimal performance and on-court usage; Worn by all players and teams for weekend home games after Christmas Day; Classic heather grey-based jacket with contrasting team-colored sleeves; Soft-textured team patch logos on the back and left chest complete the varsity look.
    • Long-Sleeve Shooting Shirt — Team name across the chest in official team font; Front and back panels feature contrasting team colors along with accenting impact camo sleeves to illustrate speed and style.
    • Short-Sleeve Shooting Shirt — Varsity-style shooting shirt features team letter logo on the left chest; Features player’s name and number on the back and an impact camo pattern across the entire shirt to illustrate speed and style.

The collection is available now at NBAstore.com. To see Harrison Barnes, Damian Lillard, Derrick Rose, Ricky Rubio, Iman Shumpert and John Wall model the new gear, check below…

Knicks Have New Slogan

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last season, the players from the New York Knicks started calling themselves “Knickstape.” As Iman Shumpert explains in the video below, the Knickstape was a mix of personalities, similar to a mixtape.
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The whole Knickstape thing became a frequent trending topic on social media throughout the season, beloved by fans and the players.

But it appears that this season, Shumpert has a new slogan in mind, at least according to Tim Hardaway Jr

This might be a Best Thing Ever. PARTY TIME, you guys!

Iman Shumpert To Appear On Michelle Obama’s Album

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Traditionally, wives of U.S. Presidents have taken causes they care deeply about and used their platform to promote these them, raising awareness and funding. First Lady Michelle Obama has been passionate about childhood obesity, starting a foundation called Let’s Move! which has stated goals including, “putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping children become more physically active.”

One of Let’s Move!’s next projects will be a hip-hop album targeted at kids to help raise awareness around healthy eating. According to Rolling Out, some of the tracks have titles like “Veggie Luv,” “Mother May I?” and “We Like Vegetables,” and the album features personalities like DMC and Doug E. Fresh.

There is also a notable NBA connection: Knicks guard Iman Shumpert, a noted rapper himself, will perform a song called “Pass The Rock.” Good on Iman.

NBA Style: Spotlight On Playoff Shoes

NBA Style
By the NBA.com Style Crew

A player’s shoes always make a statement. Pregame, many choose to go with high-fashion dress shoes or sneakers. During games, a player can have career-defining moments that get memorialized by the shoes he wore. A player’s in-game sneakers often represent more than athletic performance. Notes can be seen scribbled across the sides, or logos crafted specifically for the player become globally recognizable symbols that represent the growth and influence of the game. In fact, the global aspect of basketball extends to shoes, as several NBA players now endorse Chinese shoe companies.

In this spotlight, we will highlight both the sneakers worn during the game, and the shoes that made the biggest statements during arrivals. As always, keep up with the conversation using #NBAStyle.

James Harden is a known risk taker, and goes all-out with multi-colored studded sneakers, which he pairs with a printed button down.

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NBA Style: Shumpert Goes Technicolor

NBA Style
By the NBA.com Style Crew


ALL BALL NERVE CENTER – Following last night’s Pacers/Knicks game, Knicks swingman (and adidas endorser) Iman Shumpert broke out a pair of the (currently available) “Wings” shoes from the adidas originals Jeremy Scott collection

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(h/t Rachel Nichols Twitter)

Shumpert has a question for you

by Zettler Clay IV

Unless you’re a Luddite, you might have heard about a phone that came out recently. The iPhone 5 has been a blessing to those still toting around “outdated” models and a bane to technophiles (ahem) seeking to curb their budget. Apple has a few stakeholders, including the Knicks’ Iman Shumpert. And Shumpert is eager to pose a relevant question to the masses:



The young man raises a serious existential query. If the phone can’t dunk, then what’s the use?