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Iman Shumpert Praises LeBron James' Mentality: "He’s Not Gonna Get Drunk The Night Before And Have A Terrible Game"

Iman Shumpert Praises LeBron James' Mentality: "He’s Not Gonna Get Drunk The Night Before And Have A Terrible Game"

LeBron James has been a class act throughout his 19-year career, but the criticism continues to come as many believe he is not as great a play as he is made out to be. From the outside looking in, it is easy to give hot takes, but every NBA player can attest to Bron's greatness.

Iman Shumpert, who is the first former NBA player to win "Dancing With The Stars," once played on the same team with LeBron, and always had high praise for him. Regardless, he is always candid in his takes, stating that LeBron ruined basketball when he opted to join the Miami Heat.

Shumpert was on The Bootleg Kev Podcast and was asked about the biggest misconception about LeBron. In Shumpert's eyes, LeBron is "undeniably the best athlete."

“He lost in the finals, that’s why people have that stigma of him. He is undeniably like when you on paper this is the best athlete! I don’t think we have seen a better one that can speak in public…Uh be great with his family give us a great you know what I’m saying like a performance every night, he’s not gonna get drunk the night before and have a terrible game or something he’s not gonna give us uh..some like dirty plays.”

Criticisms come easy for many, but Shumpert can attest to LeBron's mentality and work rate. He also said that LeBron plays the game the right way, regardless of what many might think.

Flopping has been an issue in the NBA, as players do not like to see it. Shumpert also pointed out that he asked LeBron why he did that, and King James explained that there are so many calls missed because he is strong, so he often tries to sell it.

LeBron is having a great season in year 19, but the same cannot be said about the Los Angeles Lakers. They currently rank 7th in the Western Conference standings with a 16-15 record and are finding it difficult to put together a winning run. If they continue like this, their chance of winning the 2022 NBA championship dwindles.