In his first game against his former team since leaving in the summer, Miami Heat forward Andre Iguodala admitted that Stephen Curry’s unanimous MVP win is his favorite memory during his stint with the Golden State Warriors.
For Iguodala, it was great seeing the whole world know about Curry, especially considering all the work he has put in. As a teammate, Iguodala knows that Curry has put in a significant amount of time to get where he’s at right now. And he’s glad to be a witness to Curry’s transformation into one of the best players in the world.
“People don’t know the hard work he puts in. I think they know but they don’t know. I think he was a little bit overlooked. Players across the league didn’t quite respect it but when they saw it, it was beautiful seeing it,” the former Warriors winger shared.
Andre Iguodala says Steph's unanimous MVP was his favorite memory as a Warrior pic.twitter.com/gdltu2aq0I
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) February 11, 2020
Stephen Curry was named the first unanimous MVP in the 2015-16 season. It was the year when the Warriors notched a 73-win season to set the best regular-season record in league history.
Amid all the accomplishments by Curry and the team, critics slammed them for all sorts of reasons. That’s the main reason why Iguodala felt relieved when Steph won the unanimous MVP, as it effectively hushed the critics.
To recall, Andre Iguodala joined the Warriors in 2013 after infamously rejecting a hefty long-term deal with the Denver Nuggets. Analysts saw Iguodala as that missing piece that the Dubs needed. His defensive abilities and basketball IQ — which was considered one of the best — were his main assets. In six seasons with the Dubs, Iggy won three titles and one Finals MVP.