“Loyalty Over Everything”: Warriors Twitter Explodes As Andre Iguodala Makes Blockbuster Comeback

Published 08/06/2021, 12:32 PM EDT
It was vital for the Warriors to keep Iguodala.


Following a trend of ‘what ifs’ these past two seasons, the Golden State Warriors are falling back on their trusted veterans once again. And with the Splash brothers and Draymond Green healthy, it looks like GM Bob Myers is rounding up the old crew.

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Following 2 seasons with the Miami Heat, it’s time former Warrior Andre Iguodala came home.

The Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala (9), Kevin Durant (35) and Draymond Green (23) share a laugh from the bench against the Portland Trailblazers in the second half of their NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

New York Times Sports recently broke the news, reporting that Iggy will head back to the Bay, as he looks to end his career in San Francisco.

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In fact, this signing has now leapfrogged to make headlines on Twitter on the 4th day of free agency. Here’s how Twitter reacted to the signing –

Twitter celebrates Iguodala Golden State Warriors reunion

Is he the same player he was back when Golden State ran the league? Probably not, but as history has proved yet again, championship experience is invaluable in the modern NBA.

Apparently, Golden State weren’t the only team chasing the 37-year-old veteran. Reportedly Dub Nation were going toe to toe with Brooklyn and the Lakers, both loading up for a Thunderdome matchup. Does this elevate the Warriors back to a title? Remains to be seen, considering the 2 aforementioned teams stacked themselves!

And while he only averaged 4.4/3.5/2.3 last season in Miami, could a return home be just what the doctor ordered?

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It’s been a rough 2 years for these players and the Bay Area fans, following the lowest of the lows after going to 5 straight NBA Finals. Irrespective of his current athleticism, Iguodala brings championship DNA and the key facet of leadership back to the table.

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Known as ‘Kerr’s LeBron stopper’ back in his prime, could a second coming with the 3x champion see the Warriors once again journey to the promised land?

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Nikhil Naik

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Nikhil Naik is an NBA writer at EssentialySports. Having completed his bachelor's degree in Hospitality, he has worked with the Indian Hotels Company Limited, at the Taj in Mumbai. Nikhil has been playing basketball since 2014.

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