Iman Shumpert managed to surprise fans, again, with his performance on Dancing With the Stars alongside his dancing partner, Daniella Karagach.
While dancing to Kanye West’s “Dark Fantasy,” Karagach and a topless Shumpert gracefully swayed about on the dance floor, aligning their moves with the beat and rhythm of the song.
Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach dance Jazz to “Dark Fantasy” by Kanye West on the Dancing with the Stars Semi-Finals! pic.twitter.com/YyDKq7UiO3— Dancing with the Stars #DWTS (@DancingABC) November 16, 2021
The athlete also paid homage to NBA player LeBron James with his signature “silencer” celebration move.
The judges gave the father of two a 38 out of 40 for the performance. He’s game to compete and possibly win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy against the three remaining couples next week, TMZ reports.
The 31-year-old became a fan favorite on the popular show after his Us-inspired dance routine. Both Shumpert and Karagach wore matching red jumpsuits, similar to the ones worn in the Jordan Peele horror film, and showed off their contemporary dance moves to the remake of Luniz's "I Got 5 on It."
The duo received a perfect score for the performance, with the judges saying they were left speechless, USA Today reports.
"That was something people are going to watch over and over and over," judge Derek Hough said.
The duo has progressed each week, thanks to Karagach playing off Shumpert's strengths, including the significant height difference between them. The former NBA champ stands at 6’5 while Karagach is around 5’5, The Focus reports.
The former Knicks guard is the first former NBA player to advance to the finals on the ABC hit show, according to Bleacher Report.