“Big A** Adidas Sweatsuit… Feel Like a Bum”: Nike Athlete and Warriors Legend Slams German’s Brand NBA Attires

Published 10/25/2023, 4:15 PM EDT

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Nearly two decades later, Warriors legend Andre Iguodala has retired from the NBA. He has been with Nike ever since he entered the league in 2004. He has signed several desks with Nike for his 19-year career. Iguodala was given two shoe options each season with three colorways for each option by Nike. Iguodala has been a sneaker head and one perk of being with Nike for this long is his huge sneaker collection.

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The three-time champion has some inhibitions with the German giant Adidas so far as deeming it a hindrance to his game preparation and mental state. In his podcast, he was really blunt when he mentioned the $34.33B company.

Iguodala slams Adidas sweatsuit

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The Philadelphia Sixers selected Iguodala as the #7 overall pick. He spent his first eight years in Philly. In his own podcast, he reminisced when he got into a spat with the Philly coach right before the game. Because the coach said, “We had to wear that big a** Adidas sweatsuit in a game, and I am like, bro, I feel like a property of somebody, and I feel like a bum walking into the game.”

The clothing the athletes wear plays a more profound role in the preparation than one might think. The reigning MVP continued by saying, “I need to feel who I need to be. I need to get my mind right, and it’s a psychological thing.”

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His shoe collaborations with Nike

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Iguodala has also collaborated with Nike on a number of special edition sneakers like the Nike Zoom HyperRev’ and the ‘Nike Zoom Crusader Andre Iguodala PE. These sneakers were released in limited editions that were highly sought-after by sneaker collectors.

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He spoke about having a huge collection and being an air fan forever. “I have a pretty big Jordan collection, Foamposites (too). And fashion is getting into (the collection) to dress up or dress down. What you have on your feet is one of the most important things when you step on the basketball court. I’m a Jordan guy and shoes have always been a priority.” He said in an interview. Iguodala has collected over sixty pairs of Air Jordans.

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He even designed his ‘Air Max 1 Bespokes’ that was inspired by the Warrior’s palette.

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Chetan Kumar

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Chetan is an NBA content writer at Essentially Sports. Being an active basketball player since his school days, he has always been a dedicated follower of the NBA. His passion for the game has drove him to pursue a career in sports journalism.
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