‘Chosen’ Over Stephen Curry for Glorious Moment, Ex-Warriors Star Responds to NBA Analyst’s 4YO Snub

Published 11/08/2023, 9:44 AM EST

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After 19 seasons in the NBA, Andre Iguodala has retired from the NBA. The 4x champion has accomplished a lot on the court and is now hoping to take his talents into his business endeavors. His time in the NBA has yielded many great moments. He even won a Finals MVP award for his performance in the NBA finals and got more votes than Stephen Curry.

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There is no argument regarding who is a better player. But four years ago, an NBA analyst picked Iguodala over his Warriors teammate Stephen Curry for making a three-point shot. Now we get to hear from Iguodala what he felt when he found out about it.

Andre Iguodala understands the reasons

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Andre Iguodala recently joined WCIS to talk about his time in the NBA and his plans for the future. This took a turn when the host brought out a memory from four years ago when Iguodala was chosen to save the world from Martians.

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During their conversation, Andre Iguodala was asked about the iconic moment in NBA history when NBA analyst Max Kellerman chose Andre Iguodala over Stephen Curry to take the last shot in a match.

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Iguodala revealed he was close with Kellerman, so he understood why he would say that. He then added that for any team that he has played for in his career, he has made clutch shots for them.

 

He has categorically helped his team win with his shots. So he understands what made Kellerman say it and why he is still standing by those comments.

Max Kellerman doubled down on his Stephen Curry take

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In 2022, when Iguodala hit a clutch shot to close out the game, Kellerman yet again revealed that he was sticking to what he said and that he still believed Iguodala more than anyone else in the clutch. Stephen Curry is not bothered by any of this as he himself has shared a video that shows Kellerman’s comments on social media.

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When Kellerman made those comments back in 2019, he was not implying that Iguodala was a better shooter than Curry. He was talking about an open shot in the most intense moments. So he picked Iguodala because he has done it many times and is consistently good at delivering in those moments.

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Written by:

Rijin Varghese

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I did not follow the traditional route to become a journalist, but my love for basketball and writing has brought me here. Seeing LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers make the iconic comeback from a 1-3 deficit in 2016 changed everything for a young engineering aspirant within me. Rather than simply looking at the game, I love to analyze how each player contributes to a team using BPM (Box Plus Minus) and other advanced metrics.
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Caroline Joseph

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