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SPEED DRAWING: Iman Shumpert/Cleveland Cavaliers - The Land
Ok, so I admit this post is a bit self-serving, but it's pretty exciting. For the first time in 5 years, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in the NBA Playoff race. This is due in large part to return of one Lebron James. However, the whole team has been on fire since January. We got some killer trades early in the year in the form of Timofey Mozgov from the Nuggets and JR Smith and Iman Shumpert from the flailing New York Knicks. Shump is a very interesting player for a variety of reasons, one of which is his unique 90s throwback high flattop. When I was watching the game a few weeks ago, I got this idea to crave the Cleveland skyline into the top of Shump's hair. I was surprised no one had done that yet. So I drew it and now I am releasing it on Fan Appreciation Day, the last day of the NBA Season for the Cavs and the weekend before we officially start our playoff run. This was a lot of fun to do and it scratches an itch I've had as a newly minted basketball fan here in Cleveland. It's going to be an exciting few weeks, hopefully ending up with a Finals trophy in The Land. (fingers crossed). For all my Patrons, I'll be traveling next week so I am releasing next week's speed drawing early since Patreon does not allow me to schedule posts. I would have released this video on Monday, but I'll be out. So you get it a few days early! Woo hoo! Thanks again for all your support. Go Cavs.