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Iman Shumpert is almost falling into the clichéd story of guys who were told they wouldn’t succeed and then showed up the world by proving them all wrong. I’m not going to say the New York Knicks rookie guard is a raving success, but he has done better than most people thought, and he’s definitely on his way.
When he decided to forego his senior season at Georgia Tech and enter the NBA draft, a lot of people thought it was a mistake.
“I was told I was going undrafted,” Shumpert said. “That’s what I was told by everybody. I guess I wasn’t good enough in everybody else’s eyes. I was called fool’s gold. That’s what I was called in the draft combine. That’s how I remember it. I took it personal.”
Then the Knicks drafted him with the 17th pick in last year’s draft, a big surprise to some.
Shumpert started off the year very inconsistent. Just like his team, he would have his good games and his bad ones. Before Jeremy Lin came on the scene and Baron Davis was injured, people thought
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