After Monday nights win, Sacramento Kings’ Iman Shumpert was stopped by security from entering the visiting Portland Trail Blazers’ locker room in an attempt to confront Jusuf Nurkic.
Iman Shumpert reportedly waited by the Blazers locker room after the game to talk to Jusuf Nurkic.
Jusuf’s response: “I’m not worried about it. He’s going into retirement soon. I just said what I said. I‘m not worried about a guy who’s going into retirement soon.”
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According to Shumpert, he wasn’t looking for a fight, just a discussion about a few plays that took place during the game. The two exchanged a few words on the court during the first quarter when Shumpert attempted to go around Nurkic on a screen near the top of the key.
“Some stuff needed to be between me and him, a conversation between two men,” Shumpert said. “Some stuff happened out there that we needed to have a conversation about. That’s it.”
Nurkic wasn’t available when Shumpert arrived, but when asked about what was said on the court between the two, he didn’t have much to say.
“I’m not worried about it,” he said. “He’s going into retirement soon. I just said what I said. I’m not going to worry about a guy who’s going into retirement soon.”
Shumpert is currently averaging 9.2 points and 2.9 rebounds through 34 appearances.