Remember how Rihanna’s Instagram comment had some not-so-kind remarks about J.R. Smith this past May? Ri-Ri alleged Smith’s playoff woes were due to him being hungover from partying nights before games and that he was a “desert thirsty n*gga.” Well, Iman Shumpert has yet to allow bygones to be bygones.
Last night, I found myself viewing Charlamagne Tha God’s Charlamagne & Friends on MTV2. The Knicks’ perimeter defensive specialist – and possible starting two-guard next season – was a guest on the show. Before getting into whatever topics C Tha God had in mind, Shump placed a photo of Rihanna face down. His reasoning? While he was a fan of the international pop star at one point, how she did his man J.R. left a bad taste in his mouth. Not only did she publicly shade him, she did so during the Knicks’ playoff run. He didn’t say that was the reason they lost their second round matchup versus the Pacers. He also didn’t deny it wasn’t contributing factor either.
Above all else though, credit Iman for sticking up for his teammate. There has to be some honor in that, right?