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Iman Shumpert Has Drama with Blazers Locker Room After Kings Victory

A hard first-quarter screen by Jusuf Nurkic makes waves throughout the game and beyond.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Sacramento Kings Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Iman Shumpert came to the Portland Trail Blazers locker room wanting to “have a conversation” with center Jusuf Nurkic following Portland’s loss to the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. A hard first-quarter screen by Nurkic started the ill feelings, which apparently did not end after the final horn. Blazers’ security refused Shumpert access and the tension ebbed, but the extra excitement did not go unnoticed by Portland media.

NBC Sports Northwest tweeted video of the play in question:

Several media members conveyed the postgame drama.

Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee had some of the in-game action:

Even Head Coach Terry Stotts got mixed up in it.

The event apparently ended without incident. The Blazers and Kings face each other once more this season, on April 10th...the 82nd and final game of the year.