Warriors’ Andre Iguodala says he doesn’t really care about the Hall of Fame
Andre Iguodala is among the pantheon of unsung heroes that at times get lost in NBA dynasties, save for his 2015 Finals MVP, which marks his one outstanding accolade in 15 years in the NBA. Yet the Golden State Warriors Swiss army knife won’t pay any mind to his rightful place in history or the potential to wind up in the Hall of Fame.
“I don’t care,” he told Ethan Strauss of The Athletic.
If he is to get called into Springfield, Massachusetts after his career is over, he won’t be spending too much time into his speech.
“None of it matters,” Iguodala quipped. “Does anyone remember any of those speeches other than Jordan’s?”
“See, here’s how it works. One day, you’re replaced. Then it’s some other motherf***er in there. And then there’s another motherf***er. And another after that. Nobody remembers anything. None of it matters!”
If he is one day inducted into the Hall of Fame, it won’t be the measly career averages of 12.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.5 steals that do it, but rather the rings on his finger that propel him to the company of NBA royalty.
Iguodala has sacrificed perhaps the most among the core of players that still remain from this team’s inception, going from surefire starter to sixth man, to an all-around plug-and-play commodity, always reliable and willing to put the elbow grease where it needs to be.
Once hailed an All-Star in 2012 (his only mention), he traded fame for vision, seeing potential in a Warriors team that would soon ask the world of him, but pay him his due dividends in time.
Sitting three wins away from his fourth championship ring, Iguodala can’t care less about wearing that Hall of Fame jacket, but rather filling that last non-thumb finger with its due jewelry.