Iman Shumpert’s ’do is doing the most
The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have showcased plenty of on-court greatness in this year’s NBA finals.
But Iman Shumpert, the Cavs’ defensive swingman and occasional rapper, is the player to watch for his continuing parade of hair drama and barbershop realness. Shumpert is already well-known to basketball fans for his throwback high-top fade, which is sometimes picked out into a tall and fluffy Afro or twisted into a futuristic crown of spiky swirls.
Then, Game 2 changed everything.
That’s when Shumpert arrived at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, sporting a texturized S-Curl situation, which hung heavy over his sweaty brow as the Cavaliers fell to Golden State in a crushing 110-77 defeat.
By the time Game 3 came around, Shumpert had gone full SoulCycle-in-the-Hamptons and tied his hair up into a practical top knot. But that didn’t keep him from getting dragged a bit on Twitter.
Shumpert's hair = flashbacks of being 11yrs old & my pops yanking me off the court for showing up to a game with my hair a mess. #NBAFinals
— jesse Williams. (@iJesseWilliams) June 9, 2016
But we’ve spoken to some barbers who think folks need to let him live! He’s young, he’s rich and he’s taking chances.
One thing’s for sure: Shumpert’s hair is never boring. We’ve collected all of the styles for your viewing pleasure. Here’s to hoping his man bun brings good karma Thursday night as the Cavs try to tie the series and force a Game 7.
This gallery was created by Brent Lewis.