Iman Shumpert and wife, Teyana Taylor, get greenlit for VH1 reality show

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/4898/" data-ylk="slk:Iman Shumpert">Iman Shumpert</a> is further blurring the lines between entertainment and the NBA. (Getty)
Iman Shumpert is further blurring the lines between entertainment and the NBA. (Getty)

Iman Shumpert’s star has fallen significantly since the nascent years of his career, when the New York Knicks were convinced he had All-Star potential. Now in Cleveland, his role on the Cavaliers is dwindling, but his star off the court is growing.

If you’re pining for more Shumpert, you’re more likely to catch him on VH1 than ESPN or NBA TV. Starting in February, he and his wife, Teyana Taylor, will be starring in their own reality show, “Teyana and Iman.”

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Shumpert is receiving the fewest floor minutes of his NBA career. However, years after he was traded from the world’s capital, he has become a hot commodity in the entertainment world. You could argue it’s been a detriment to his development as a player, but you can’t knock the hustle.

If you’ve ever found yourself watching “Love and Hip Hop” or “Basketball Wives” and wished there were more crossover episodes, or if you think of Iman and Teyana as “relationship goals,” this show will be for you. But you can bet the episodes will mostly consist of Shumpert discussing life on the road, Taylor in lycra and, one can hope, cameo appearances by J.R. Smith.

Amazingly, because teammate Tristan Thompson is dating Khloé Kardashian, Shumpert may only be one half of the second-most famous reality television couple on his own bench.

Strange times.

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