Thursday April 23rd, 2015

Last month, Iman Shumpert thought the hit drama Empire was stealing his and his girlfriend's lives. Perhaps in response, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard released a jam of his own this week.

Aptly titled, "The Offs," Shumpert's rap pays homage to his teammates as they begin their NBA playoffs run against the Boston Celtics.

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Cleveland's already off to a 2–0 lead in the series, but some extra motivation never hurts. Along the way, Shumpert shouts out pretty much all of his Cavs teammates, as well as coach David Blatt.

This could just be the thing that bolsters the Cavs' chemistry, Kevin Love burns aside.

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Mike Fiammetta

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