Exactly two decades ago, Andre Iguodala, the prominent American Basketball player, set out his career as a highly-recruited forward from Springfield, Illinois. An extended part of his life has been spent after the game. However, Iguodala still continues to strive for absolute mastery of the sport.
On Monday, Iguodala officially re-signed with the Golden State Warriors for the 19th season of his professional basketball career. In the six seasons before this one, the Warriors made the NBA playoffs every year he played for them. With him on the squad, the Warriors have won four championships in the last eight years, including last year’s victory against the Boston Celtics.
In his podcast “Point Forward” with Evan Turner, Andre Iguodala sarcastically accused some of his teammates for convincing him to return to the NBA: “I’m blaming Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson, Steve a little bit, Bob Myers, I think they just showed me a lot of love.” Iguodala will turn 39 during the 2022-2023 NBA regular season. Yet, he can’t wait to rejoin the squad and bask in its glory one last time. For his comeback, he was given the 14th spot on the roster and will accompany the group to their training camp.
Iguodala has a proven track record, having played in 177 postseason games in addition to 1,223 regular season games, averaging 11.4 points, 49 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game across his career. Moreover, he was a member of the Philadelphia 76ers in 2012, the year he was named to the NBA All-Star Game. After missing the last two months of the season due to back problems, he has returned to the club.