Shumpert last night became the first former NBA player to not only reach the finals, but to win the Mirrorball Trophy. Many pro athletes have won Dancing before, but ABC executives didn't expect the 6-foot-5 Shumpert to go far. "When we were casting this season, we thought Iman was too tall to make it past the first few weeks but he would be so fun," tweeted ABC reality boss Robert Mills. "He’s proved me totally wrong." Shumpert, a non-dancer, also had tough competition in Jojo Siwa, a former star of Dance Moms. "However, the momentum started to slowly shift around the sixth week, when Shumpert and (partner Daniella) Karagach let loose with a jaw-dropping contemporary dance inspired by Jordan Peele’s horror film Us," says Emily Yahr. "The pair earned their first perfect score as the judges called it 'brilliant' and 'a masterpiece,' and the routine went viral on social media. Their notable height difference, with Shumpert standing at 6 feet 5 inches and Karagach nearly a foot shorter, meant they could accomplish many difficult lifts...After that, the judges warmed up to the pair even more, though they still weren’t the favorites. But it didn’t really matter: Fan votes count for a lot on Dancing With the Stars, and Shumpert and Karagach were so well-liked that they were never in the bottom two, so they were safe from the possibility of elimination. During last week’s semifinals, producers made sure to note Shumpert was the first former basketball player to make it that far in the competition."