VIDEO: Interview with Knicks Iman Shumpert on return to Chicago

On March 12, 2012 the New York Knicks traveled to Chicago to take on the Eastern Conference leading Chicago Bulls.  Knicks rookie, Iman Shumpert, a Chicago native, would be living a dream.  Not only is the 6-5  guard already achieving a life-time goal, playing in the NBA for one of their flagship franchises, but when the Bulls hosted the Knicks, he would be playing in the United Center for the first time.  Growing up with three brothers, they were all huge Bulls fans.  And as Shumpert tells me in this interview for the MSG Knicks Game Night pre-game show … he “wanted to be like Mike”.  Of course, like many young boys of his generation growing up in the greater Chicago area, Michael Jordan was his inspiration, his hero.  And you can hear the reverence in the 22 year old’s voice, as he tells me the story of meeting his idol for the first time.

About Tina Cervasio

Tina is a television and radio sports broadcaster in New York City and contributes to national television broadcasts as well. You can currently see Cervasio on FOX 5 WNYW, Big Ten Network, Red Bulls Broadcasts, NBA TV, while also appearing as a guest on many local and national shows to talk about sports headlines, particularly the NBA, MLB, MLS, US & International Soccer after being a team announcer for both the New York Knicks and Red Bulls for 8 years and the Boston Red Sox from 2006-07.
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