The Golden State Warriors have one of their franchise legends returning to defend their title. The 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala has announced on his Point Forward podcast that he will be returning for his 19th season, and confirms that this will be his final year.
“I’m going to blame a few people,” Iguodala says, as transcribed by ESPN. “Steph Curry is one person I am going to blame. But as a group, I am blaming Steph, Draymond [Green] and Klay [Thompson]. Steve [Kerr] a little bit, Bob Myers, I think they just showed me a lot of love. They helped me see my presence outside of physically playing basketball, but also, I think Steve was a big culprit of, ‘We really need you on the court.’ Draymond was big on that as well.”
The 38-year old’s resume includes being a four-time NBA champion, a Finals MVP in 2015 and an NBA All-Star in 2012. From iconic matchups against standouts including LeBron James during the Finals, to his tenure on the Warriors and the Miami Heat’s fifth-seed run to the NBA Finals in the Bubble in 2020, Iguodala’s final run this season will surely be a must-watch moment for all of us who have watched him over the years.
He has a message for Curry, too: “I’m letting you know, Steph. This is the last one.”