Iman Shumpert is making headlines, and it is not for the right reasons!
The NBA player recently found himself embroiled in some law enforcement drama at the airport, and he might be facing some jail time if found convicted.
Iman Shumpert Arrested For Possession Of Marijuana
Per TMZ, the former New York Knicks player was arrested over the weekend at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport for carrying marijuana.
Per reports, Shumpert was set to board a Delta plane from Dallas to Los Angeles at 3 PM when at 2:40 PM, officers were summoned for a potential drug violation incident.
It turned out that the star athlete carried a “sizable” amount of marijuana in his backpack. Per the police report, Shumpert confirmed that the “green leafy substance” in his backpack was weed and it weighed 6.12 ounces.
Shumpert also possessed a Glock magazine and 14 9mm rounds in his bag, but not a gun.
The 32-year-old also tested positive for marijuana via mobile test. Shumpert was reportedly heading to Los Angeles to visit his daughter but was placed under arrest at the airport.
He was handcuffed and taken to the airport jail without incident. The former Brooklyn Nets player could be charged with a State Jail felony and as a result, faces up to two years in jail and pay a fine of $10,000 if convicted.
Shumpert’s wife, Teyana Taylor, and his camp are yet to publicly comment on the incident.
The ‘Teyana & Iman’ Star Won Season 30 Of ‘DWTS’
The arrest comes about nine months after the basketballer took him the Mirrorball Trophy after flawlessly emerging winner of season 30 of “Dancing with the Stars” alongside his pro partner Daniella Karagach.
The Cleveland Cavaliers guard beat out YouTuber JoJo Siwa in the finals with a fire routine that tore up the internet. Shumpert’s impressive win earned him the title of the first basketball player to ever achieve such a feat.
As The Blast reported, his wife of six years proudly celebrated the achievement with a touching tribute on social media.
Alongside several photos of Shumpert doing his thing on the dance floor, the “Gonna Love Me” singer wrote, “THE LEVEL OF PROUD I AM IS TEWWWWWW MUCH TO EVEN PUT IN WORDS!!! WOW 🥺🥺🥺 congrats @imanshumpert @daniellakaragach i am proud but NOT shocked!!!! YALL GOT THAT! AS YOU SHOULD! WELL DESERVED!!”
She continued, “Thank you for trusting one another, believing in one another, killing that shit every week & most importantly foot working that mutha fucking mirror ball home!!!!!! PERIOD! Congrats guys!!! ❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥 thank you @dancingabc & all the fans and friends that VOTEDDDDDDDDD every single week!!! You are appreciated 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾.”
The Former Cleveland Cavaliers Player Had Plans For The NBA
Following his tremendous win, Shumpert, who is currently a free agent, opened up about his plans for his career.
The Illinois native last played in February 2021 and has often been referred to as an “ex-NBA player.” However, he set the record straight about his career, making it known that he isn’t done with the sport.
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In his words, “Tryna see what we can get done. I love basketball. I never stopped playing. They call me a ‘former’, ‘ex’ but I told them the league just didn’t pay me this year. It’s not an ‘ex’ thing. Me and the league didn’t break up!”
Shumpert who first got drafted into the NBA in 2011 by the New York Knicks has had an impressive career, including an NBA Championship in 2016 with the Cavs.
He spent four seasons with the Knicks, before moving on to the Cavs, where he played alongside LeBron James. After leaving the Cavs, he played for the Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, and Brooklyn Nets.
When Shumpert isn’t on the court, he lives an enviable life with his wife Taylor and their two lovely daughters, Junie and Rue, who are already social media favorites.