Former NBA player Iman Shumpert wins 'Dancing with the Stars' originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
NBA champion Iman Shumpert has added another trophy to the collection: the Mirrorball Trophy awarded to the winner of "Dancing with the Stars."
Shumpert, who played primarily for the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers during his 10-year career, became the first NBA player to be victorious in the dancing competition's 30 seasons.
The 31-year-old Shumpert and pro dancing partner Daniella Karagach earned a perfect score for their fusion routine to "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire. The duo earned another perfect score for their second dance, a freestyle performance to Missy Elliott's "Lose Control."
Who won Dancing with the Stars in 2021?
Iman Shumpert won Season 30 of Dancing with the Stars.
Shumpert and Karagach defeated runner-up JoJo Siwa and her partner Jenna Johnson.
What was JoJo Siwa's final dance?
JoJo Siwa performed Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” in her final dances with Jenna Johnson.
Siwa and Johnson outlasted Amanda Kloots and her partner, Alan Bersten, for second place before falling to Shumpert in the final moments of the show.
When did Iman Shumpert win the NBA championship?
Shumpert won an NBA championship with LeBron James and the Cavs in 2016.
On Monday night, he clutched his new hardware as if it were the Larry O'Brien Trophy.
Shumpert had something of a secret weapon in the competition: his wife Teyana Taylor, a singer and choreographer.
He also received support on social media from some high-profile former teammates in LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.
When was Iman Shumpert drafted?
Shumpert was selected by the New York Knicks with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.
The Illinois native played high school basketball for Oak Park and River Forest High School. He attended Georgia Tech for three seasons before turning to the NBA.
What are Iman Shumpert's NBA career stats?
Shumpert averaged 7.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in his NBA career.
Which professional athletes have won Dancing with the Stars?
Iman Shumpert joins NFL running back Emmitt Smith, Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, NFL wide receiver Hines Ward and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez as professional athletes who have won "Dancing with the Stars."