Iman Shumpert Was Stopped By Security When He Tried To Get Into The Blazers Locker Room After The Game

Portland Trail Blazers v Sacramento Kings

[ESPN] - Kings guard Iman Shumpert was stopped from going into the Portland locker room by arena and Trail Blazers security after Sacramento’s 115-107 victory Monday night.

Shumpert apparently was angry at Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, who set a hard screen in the second half.

“Some stuff needed to be between me and him, a conversation between two men,” Shumpert said. “Some stuff happened out there that we needed to have a conversation about. That’s it.”

I have so many questions regarding this. It’s obviously not the first time we’ve had a player try to enter an opposing locker room to confront someone. Last year we most notably had the Rockets using a secret tunnel to try and get into the face of the Clippers in the locker room. That story won’t be topped. This is a good one, not just because of the image of security trying to stop Shumpert, but because of this quote by Nurkic.

“I’m not going to worry about it,” he said. “He’s going into retirement soon. I’m not going to worry about a guy who’s going into retirement soon.”

That’s cold-blooded man. Just flat out saying that a guy is on his last legs and it’s irrelevant to you because of that. That’s meaner than anything that would have happened in that locker room if Shumpert would have gotten in.

Here’s the play that Shumpert was apparently pissed off about:

There’s not a whole lot there. Nurkic does move and catches him in the chin, but it’s not like he threw an elbow or went charging. I’m assuming there’s more to this story than just a hard screen.

I’ve always wanted to see security in this situation. How do they handle it? How many guys have to hold back a pissed off Shumpert?