Knicks’ Iman Shumpert Chats With “HOT 97″ About Hoops & His Respect for Skip Bayless

Though NBA training camp is slated to start for most teams in a matter of weeks, Iman Shumpert’s return to the hardwood will be a bit more delayed as he continues to rehab his way back from a knee injury.

The Knicks’ guard, who rose to massive popularity and fame as a rookie last season in the Big Apple, sat down with hip-hop/R&B station HOT 97 recently to talk about some hoops.

Check out the clip below to find out why Shumpert respects Celtics’ swingman Paul Pierce and Skip Bayless. In addition, hear what the young gun thinks about NBA Finals rivals LeBron James and Kevin Durant working out together as we near closer to the start of the season.