Andre Iguodala blames Warriors heartthrob Steph Curry for comeback

Andre Iguodala blames Warriors heartthrob Steph Curry for comeback

Iguodala blames Warriors center Kerr for returning to NBC Sports Bayarea

Andre Iguodala had a difficult choice this season after winning his fourth NBA championship with the Warriors: To retire or not to retire?

The much-anticipated decision came Friday when he announced that he will, in fact, be returning to Golden State this season for his 19th year in the league — and he joked that those closest to him hard to hang on to.

“I’m going to blame some people,” Iguodala told co-host Evan Turner on a special episode of their “Point Forward” podcast. “Steph Curry is one person I’m going to blame. But as a group, I’m blaming Draymond [Green]Steph and Klay [Thompson]. Steve Kerr a bit, [general manager] Bob Myers.

“I think they really showed me a lot of love, you know what I mean? They really helped me see my presence outside of playing basketball physically but also, I think Steve was a big offender in terms of, ‘Listen, we really need you on the court,’ and Draymond was big on that as well as the texts. “

It should come as no surprise to Dub Nation that some of the most important people within the Warriors organization have pleaded for Iguodala to return. His role as a mentor has been invaluable over the years and especially last season, as youngsters like Jordan Poole, Moses Moody and Jonathan Kuminga made names for themselves in the NBA.

Iguodala’s presence is relevant as that trio continues to grow this season, and the No. 1 overall pick could certainly be the No. 1 pick. 2 James Wiseman took advantage of another veteran to guide him as he returned to the court with the expectation of a long time.

And over his 18 seasons in the NBA, Iguodala has acquired a basketball IQ that Kerr and Myers have long praised as a mind that can bounce ideas off of.

However, Myers recently told The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami on “The TK Show” that he didn’t want to force Iguodala to return even though the team didn’t want to.

“I believe in my role and Steve will tell you the same thing as Steph would say, we talked about Andre the other day, we talked to Draymond about him, it’s unequivocal in the organization,” Myers said. “There isn’t a guy who doesn’t want it back in a big way.”

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Well, that all paid off.

Iguodala is back, and the Warriors are certainly more than happy to take the blame.

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