NBA Star Iman Shumpert had no idea how acting worked until his wife Teyana Taylor encouraged him to try it!
He later was cast in the hit series “The Chi” and the native currently plays “Rob,” a cannabis distributor who links with one of the main characters, “Tiffany,” first as her cannabis supplier and later as her love interest, despite being a married but separated woman.
Shumpert made his debut in the Lena Waithe-created series as Rob in season 4.
Things got a little rocky when…
On Saturday, the baller-turned-actor got arrested when attempting to make his 3 p.m. flight from Dallas to Los Angeles. At around 2:40 pm, he was stopped by security when they observed a bag filled with a “green leafy substance.” Shumpert admitted the substance was cannabis and was arrested and taken to the airport jail. The 32-year-old was eventually charged with felony cannabis possession for the 6.12 ounces he was carrying.
This trouble doesn’t look to hurt his role on the show as he’s still in talks to return to the series if the show returns for a Season 6.
No worries, Iman isn’t going anywhere.