"For the first time since I can remember playing basketball I let so much stuff in the outside world, things that are going on in my life effect me so much that I wasn't playing the game to win, I was playing to beat my problems"
Iman Shumpert is punishing himself by cutting his hair which became a symbol for him. He feels the celebrity of being a NBA player caused him to separate himself as an individual. Cutting his hair is almost an act of repentance, acting as a reminder to himself that his only goal is to win a NBA championship ring. He speaks on this idea of "new beginnings" as he prepares to embark on a new journey to reinvent himself. This video shows Iman Shumpert in a different light almost foreshadowing the hunger he is going to attack this season with.
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