Shumpert just wanted to talk.
Last night, the Sacramento Kings defeated the Portland Trail Blazers by a score of 115-107. Despite the win, Kings guard Iman Shumpert took issue with Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic and went to confront him at the Blazers locker room after the game. Shumpert's attempts to get into the room were thwarted by security guards.
Shumpert was upset after Nurkic had set what he felt was a hard screen during the second half of the game.
"Some stuff needed to be between me and him, a conversation between two men," Shumpert said according to ESPN. "Some stuff happened out there that we needed to have a conversation about. That's it."
Nurkic completely dismissed Shumpert in his comments after the match.
"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 apologized for what he did after the game, via Twitter, saying: "I apologize to the fans if I made a scene. Wasn't my intention but this 2019 stuff is all about a "story". Don't let that distract you from this young Scores ball club getting a great victory against a tested Blazers team."