“Hope He Forgot All the Plays”: Warriors’ Steph Curry on Playing Against Former Teammate Andre Iguodala

Published 02/17/2021, 6:30 AM EST
Jan 8, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) returns to defense after a three point basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala shared the same locker room for six years during Iguodala’s stint as a Warriors’ player. During that time span, Iggy played a crucial role in helping the Dubs win three NBA Championships.

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However, this dream run ended last season when Iggy joined the Miami Heat. The 37-year-old will return to face off against Curry for the first time since he left the team. The fixture has all the ingredients to be a stunning matchup between two of the better teams in the league.

Steph Curry talks about facing off against Andre Iguodala

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Though Steph Curry and Iggy were amazing teammates during that dynasty run, that era is over. Curry spoke about his expectations from the matchup in a recent interview, stating:

“It’s going to be fun. I just hope he forgot all the plays. I think he might be too smart for that. It’ll be interesting to see him in a different jersey, compete against him.”

Iggy has never been a clear cut superstar for any team. But what he brings on the table is indispensable. Even during the dynasty run, he never averaged numbers that stood out of the box score, but his contributions were enough to bag in the 2015 NBA Finals MVP.

Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) in action during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

“Back when he was in Denver, the last time we played against each other, we’ve all grown up a little bit. It’ll be fun just going back and battling. I’m sure we’ll have some back-and-forth out there on the court when he’s out there.”

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Both the Warriors and the Heat are eyeing the ultimate prize this season. However, the two sides didn’t have the best of the starts to their seasons. The Dubs faced some chemistry issues in the early season games, and it took some time for the team to work together.

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On the other hand, the Heat’s season has been plagued by recurring injury troubles. Which side will you be supporting in this fixture? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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