Sacramento Kings guard Iman Shumpert was prevented from entering the Portland Trail Blazers locker room to confront Jusuf Nurkic after Monday night’s game.
Shumpert was still upset from a hard screen that Nurkic put on Shumpert in the first quarter of the Kings’ 115-107 victory over the Blazers in Sacramento.
“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.”
Shumpert was jawing with the Blazers bench throughout the game, and he earned a technical foul in the 3rd quarter. He finished the game with 6 points, 3 rebounds an assist.
“I’m not going to worry about it,” Nurkic said. “He’s going into retirement soon. I’m not going to worry about a guy who’s going into retirement soon.”
Shumpert made an apology on Twitter early Tuesday morning.
“I apologize to the fans if I made a scene,” Shumpert tweeted, in part.
—Field Level Media