Newly Retired $80 Million Rich Warriors Legend Receives a Special Appointment From Former NBA Champion Teammate Stephen Curry

Published 10/21/2023, 3:37 PM EDT

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The Golden State Warriors have achieved a level of success only a few franchises can boast about. Led by the brilliance of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, the Warriors won four NBA titles between 2016 to 2022. They completely revolutionized the game of basketball. Shifting it from isolation-heavy play styles to a more team-oriented approach with ball movement. Their reign began in 2015 when the Warriors defeated a depleted Cavaliers team in six games.

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None of the above-mentioned stars were named the Finals MVP. It was the unheralded contributions of Andre Iguodala that were recognized. Stephen Curry wrote a heartfelt note, as Iguodala announced his retirement from basketball.

Steph makes a Special Appointment with Iguodala

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Andre Iguodala was an essential part of the Golden State Warriors dynasty that won four NBA titles in eight years. Iguodala wasn’t a frequent starter, but he certainly played a crucial role in finishing important games on the court. He has gained a reputation for being a clutch performer. In former ESPN reporter Max Kellerman’s opinion, “Fate of the universe on the line or the Martians have the death beam pointed at earth, you better hit it. I WANT IGUODALA”. 

After enjoying a stellar NBA career spanning nineteen seasons, Iguodala announced his retirement yesterday. Former teammate and good friend Steph Curry posted a tribute to Iggy on his Instagram handle. He wrote, “You already know what it is #9! You did your thing on & off the court & I appreciate everything you’ve done for me, the Dubs, the league…you carried a bright torch! and what is to come should be the best sequel in a while. Love bro!”

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Both Steph and Andre share a passion for golf, and Steph came up with a special proposition to Iggy. He wrote, “Save a tee time for me”.

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Iguodala’s NBA Career

Andre Iguodala, a versatile and defensively gifted wingman, enjoyed a highly successful NBA career. Drafted ninth overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2004, Iguodala quickly made an impact with his all-around skills. He became known for his defensive prowess and ability to guard the league’s top players.

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His time with the Golden State Warriors was particularly noteworthy. He played a key role in their championship successes. Iguodala’s unselfish play and clutch performances earned him NBA Finals MVP honors in 2015. Throughout the years, he showed his adaptability and basketball IQ, earning respect as a veteran on championship-contending teams.

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Dushyant Singh

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Dushyant Singh is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. His basketball script journey began in 2020 when he was captivated by the Los Angeles Lakers’ triumphant NBA championship win. Before that he was merely dribbling and dunking as a boy next door.
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