Iman Shumpert had an impressive performance in his Dancing with the Stars debut. The NBA star performed the Jive to the Outkast song "Hey Ya!" with his pro dancing partner Daniella Karagach. Fans love the performance, but the judges gave the duo score of 21, the second-lowest total of the night.
Earlier this month, Shumpert talked about how his wife, singer Teyana Taylor, reacted to the news he was going to be on Dancing with the Stars. "Teyana laughed," Iman revealed to E! News. "She laughed but it quickly turned into her competitive spirit to say I better win."
Shumpert continued: "It's one of those things where we've seen it, we don't watch the show like we're not all sitting down glued to the TV watching the show. We've seen it and the times that she's seen it the way she critiques it she just feels like it's something I'd be able to win as long as I actually focus on the art form and dancing and not so much staying in my comfort zone. I'm looking to go outside my comfort zone a little bit." Here's a look at fans reacting to Shumpert's performance.
One fan replied: "Iman killed it and Len gave him a 4. If Len give him another low score we gonna have to form a cookout alliance like they did on Big Brother."prevnext
Elite activity. Salute god https://t.co/3B3qkAjLRo— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) September 21, 2021
Another fan replied: "This is the best thing I've seen seen in 2021. And probably second to Michael Jackson's first Jackson 5 performance.prevnext
@DancingABC just rewatching DWTS premiere, and Iman got ripped off. Honestly, he was much better than some others. Let’s be fair and #dobetter please…going forward! I know the first dances scores are the lowest but he deserved higher!— VickiAs9erFanz (@vdunn48) September 23, 2021
One Twitter user wrote: "I just found out that Iman Shumpert is married to Teyana Taylor. It all makes sense. NBA players and other very tall men are usually terrible on DWTS. He did well. Having a choreographer for a wife can't hurt."prevnext
Iman deserved way better scores on #DWTS he was soo good !!— POS cokewhore homewrecker everyday (@reality_hbic) September 22, 2021
This person tweeted: "Iman Shumpert was by far the best. The Judges really blew him off. Then one gave the same score of 4 to Martin Cove who should not even be there. We are done watching THIS SHOW! Guess Iman is a Republican. BOO DWTS you are all Political too!"prevnext
Just watched the #DWTS season 30 premiere. Here are the scores I'd give.
Melanie C and Gleb Savchenko's Cha-Cha-Cha: 7
The Miz and Witney Carson's Cha-Cha-Cha: 6
Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach's Jive: 7
Olivia Jade and Valentin Chmerkovskiy's Salsa: 6— Paul #BB23 (@ThePJBentley) September 22, 2021
Another person announced: "It's time for Len to retire off. The way he judged Iman just ain't sitting well with my spirit....for a 6'5 NBA player I think he did incredibly well for a first dance..its not like he was serving Master P realness on the dance floor."prevnext
A Twitter user said: "I'm just now watching [Dancing with the Stars] so I hope y'all voted for Iman cuz I wanna see him pull out some more dance moves!!"prevnext
iman shumpert did NOT deserve that 22/40 score on dwts…he’s so tall but he felt the rhythm and k!lled that jive, it’s a 30 at least come on— grace⁷ 🌱| special presidential envoys! (@taehyungsrarity) September 22, 2021
And this fan wrote: "okay WHY did Iman get such a low score?! He absolutely brought it with the big energy and enthusiasm. He really did much better compared to others. Len was so hard on him for what??!"prev