Iman ShumpertCan now add another trophy as a champion to his record.
This season, the 2016 NBA Champion won. “Dancing With the Stars”On Monday, he was joined by Daniella Karagach, his partner and choreographer.
Shumpert’s win makes him the first NBA star to take home the show’s championship mirrorball trophy. Most recently, he played for the Brooklyn Nets.
The “Dancing With the Stars” standout reflected on his historic win during a visit to “Good Morning America”Dienstag morning
“It’s literally been amazing to be a part of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ — all the people they had before me, and for them to even want me on the show is just … that was the best nod that I could’ve had,” he said.
Shumpert and Karagach performed two routines for the show’s finale — a cha-cha and foxtrot fusion and a freestyle dance.
The pair performed their freestyle to a mash up that included Missy Elliott’s “Lose Control,” featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop.
Elliott was thrilled to perform in the a tweet on on Tuesday.
Shumpert, deemed the “underdog” this season, has earned wide praise for his dancing skills on the show.
His performance last week to Kanye West’s song, “Dark Fantasy” — which features vocals by his wife, singer Teyana Taylor — went viral on Twitter last week.
Basketball star LeBron has been publicly supported by NBA players. tweeted a clip of one of Shumpert’s performances in October.
Taylor shared her excitement for Shumpert’s win in an emoji-filled tweet on Monday night: