November 24, 2023

Former NBA Player Stunned by Divorce Papers

Former NBA guard Iman Shumpert, who played for five different teams in the NBA, was reportedly served divorce papers unexpectedly.

The papers were actually served in January, but the details of the initial request are now just coming to light.

The couple announced that they had separated in September, a full eight months after the divorce papers were reportedly served.

Keeping It Quiet

Gossip hounds love juicy divorce details about high-profile couples, which makes it rather remarkable these details did not get out before now.

Shumpert, who won an NBA title with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, as well as a slew of awards on his own, including 2012 NBA All-Rookie First Team, had a bit of a jealous streak, according to his wife, Teyana Taylor.

Taylor is a singer and actress, and she claims that Shumpert was becoming more and more insecure as her fame increased, while his career in the NBA ended in 2021.

She alleged that Shumpert was exhibiting "narcissistic behavior" and became "extremely emotionally and mentally abusive."

She also accused him of cheating on her multiple times as well as ignoring their children.

Shumpert's attorney, Stephen C. Steele, responded, "Mr. Shumpert hopes parties and counsel can work toward a fair resolution, keeping the best interests of the children of paramount concern."

Shumpert was in the NBA for a total of 10 seasons, starting his career with the New York Knicks, then joining the Cavs, where he won his championship, then he became a journeyman, playing for the Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, and Brooklyn Nets before retiring.

After retiring from the NBA in 2021, he was one of the guest performers on “Dancing with the Stars,” becoming the first NBA player to win the show.

Prior to his NBA career, he was a standout player at Georgia Tech, joining the team as a McDonald’s All-American, then earning ACC All-Freshman honors in 2009, ACC All-Defensive honors in 2011, as well as being named to the Second Team All-ACC that same season.

He was drafted by the Knicks in the first round, with the 17th overall pick.

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