Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is set to face a familiar foe in his former teammate Andre Iguodala who is now suiting up for the Miami Heat.
Leading up to their matchup on Wednesday night, the three-time NBA MVP is hoping that Iguodala stumbles upon a memory block and forgets everything on the Warriors’ drawing board when they go up against each other on the floor.
“I just hope he forgot all the plays. He might be too smart for that. It will be interesting seeing him in a different jersey, competing against him,” Curry said via Miami Herald.
Indeed, Iguodala has already familiarized himself with the system of the Warriors from top to bottom as he used to be a mainstay for the team from 2013 to 2019. During his days in the Bay Area, he managed to play his role perfectly as he was a pivotal piece of their multiple championships runs back in 2015, 2017, and 2018.
Nowadays, Iguodala isn’t particularly generating the same numbers that he used to produce with the Warriors in his new team. However, it is safe to say that he was acquired to serve the same purpose of being a veteran presence and a glue guy for the Heat, a role that he has already accustomed himself to over the last few years.
A year and a half after trading him to the Memphis Grizzlies, the Warriors can only hope that they can redo the move in order to have Iguodala’s presence around the team, especially now that their roster is filled with youthful players who have yet to see significant action in the league.
It will definitely be a weird sight for both players to see each other on the opposite ends of the court this time around. Nonetheless, Stephen Curry is still looking to compete and get a win against his old Warriors teammate on Wednesday night.