Sacramento Kings guard Iman Shumpert was stopped from going into the Portland locker room by arena and Trail Blazers security after Sacramento’s 115-107 victory Monday night.
Iman Shumpert standing outside of the Blazers locker room waiting…
— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) January 15, 2019
Shumpert apparently was angry at Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, who set a hard screen in the second half.
Shump had some words for the Blazers after the game…
He's now waiting outside the Blazers locker room, per @Chold pic.twitter.com/amRpLogFQB
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) January 15, 2019
Nurkic shrugged it off.
“I’m not going to worry about it,” he said. “He’s going into retirement soon. I’m not going to worry about a guy who’s going into retirement soon.”
After the game, Shumpert apologized via Twitter.
I apologize to the fans if I made a scene. Wasn't my intention but this 2019 stuff is all about a "story". Don't let that distract you from this young Scores ball club getting a great victory against a tested Blazers team #theScoresisHERE #purpletalk
— Iman. (@imanshumpert) January 15, 2019
The 28-year-old Shumpert was called for a technical foul in the third quarter.
He later was walked to the Sacramento bench by a teammate after arguing with someone on the Portland bench.
Tough night for Shump.
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