Iman Shumpert, a former NBA player, was detained on suspicion of felony marijuana possession on Wednesday at roughly 2:40 p.m. at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport. He also had a revolver in his suitcase. Authorities were contacted, according to TMZ Sports, after “a considerable amount of a green leafy substance” was found inside Shumpert’s suitcase.
The drug was identified as 6.12 ounces of marijuana by authorities. According to the investigation, Shumpert also had a Glock magazine and 14 9mm rounds in his backpack. Though he did not possess a firearm.
Shumpert was scheduled to take a 3 p.m. flight to Los Angeles. He was informed by officers that he would not be able to do so because he was being arrested. He said that he had to go see his daughter. Shumpert asked them if there was any way he could make the trip. Shumpert was traveling to California, where marijuana is legal, but Texas does not.
According to the police report, despite discovering a Glock magazine with nine rounds measuring 14 millimeters, no firearm was located at the scene. If found guilty of the “state jail felony,” he could spend up to two years in prison and pay a $10,000 fine.
A Brief Timeline of Iman’s Career
After playing collegiate basketball for Georgia Tech, Shumpert was selected by the New York Knicks in the first round in 2011, launching his NBA career. Up until 2015, when he was moved to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Shumpert remained a member of the Knicks.
Alongside LeBron James, he would spend the following three seasons playing in Cleveland. In Cleveland, they would each make the postseason. The 2016 campaign was the highlight of Shumpert’s time in Cleveland. That season Cavaliers upset the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA Finals after trailing the series 3-1.
Before playing his final two seasons in Brooklyn, Shumpert spent the following two years of his career in unmemorable spells with the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets in 2018 and 2019.
Shumpert has kept himself occupied after his NBA career was over. He started a successful transition from professional player to public fame by joining the fashion industry.
Shumpert competed in “Dancing with the Stars” in season 30. He went on to win the show with partner Daniella Karagach. He has also put more effort into his musical career, for which he has demonstrated talent even during his playing career. Knicks’ Star has been putting out music as “IMAN.”
Shumpert most recently assumed a significant part in the popular Starz series “The Chi.”
Shumpert averaged 7.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists during the length of his career. For the majority of that time, he was regarded as one of the league’s top defenders.