The Morning GIF: Iman Shumpert’s insane dunk on the Pacers

More like Iman Jumpert, right?


Fernando Alfonso III


Published May 8, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 4:28 pm CDT

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

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During the second quarter of the Knicks-Pacers game at Madison Square Garden, 22-year-old Knicks point guard Iman Shumpert threw down one of the most monstrous dunks of the entire playoffs following a 3-point miss from teammate Chris Copeland.

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“I think I was trying to make a statement,” Shumpert said after the game, according to ESPN. “That was the most perfect miss. It came off so perfect. It was beautiful. I wanted to win this game so bad. I knew we needed this game.” 

Shumpert finished the game with 15 points, six rebounds, three assists, and one steal, which helped the Knicks trounce the Pacers 105-79. The second-round playoff series between the teams is now tied 1-1. 

Images by Fernando Alfonso III

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*First Published: May 8, 2013, 9:08 am CDT