Ex-Warriors star Andre Iguodala gets brutally honest about LeBron James’ iconic block from 2016 NBA Finals
There are few more memorable moments in the NBA Finals than that of LeBron James’ iconic block on Andre Iguodala in 2016. It may be a forgettable memory for Golden State Warriors fans, though, as this was the play that ultimately led to the Cavs’ historic series comeback win.
Iguodala, who is now with the Miami Heat, recently opened up about being on the wrong end of that epic chase-down block from LeBron. According to Iggy, however, it’s not as if he thinks about that particular play to this very day. As a matter of fact, what sticks with him more is the role Kyrie Irving played in that series (h/t Bleacher Report on Twitter):
“It don’t bother me,” said the former Warriors All-Star, via The Breakfast Club. “… We take a lot away from Kyrie Irving… What he did that entire series, it was like, yo, don’t take away from what he did.”
Iggy has high praise for Kyrie Irving's performance in the 2016 NBA Finals 💯
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 17, 2021
For what it’s worth, Irving averaged 27.1 points (on 46.8 percent shooting), 3.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 2.1 steals, while also connecting on 2.1 triples per game on a 40.5-percent clip against the Warriors. Kyrie also drained what turned out to be the game-winning and series-deciding triple in the dying moments of the final game. Needless to say, the former Cavs point guard was an absolute beast in that series.
Nevertheless, it was LeBron James who was awarded as the Finals MVP in that series — and for good reason. For Andre Iguodala, however, it’s not LeBron’s block that has stuck with him all these years. As he said, it doesn’t really bother the former Warriors star.