Recently, Mike Deng Liwei, general manager of Warriors, participated in a podcast program and was asked if there was any possibility for veteran Igdala to return. Before the start of last season, Igdala announced in the podcast that last season would be his last dance. Deng Liwei said: "I feel that he should have some other things to do, but he has my phone, and it’s always on. We have had communication this summer. Let’s have a look. We won’t close this door directly. But I guess, I also believe that he may not return, but he is Andre Igdala, so who knows? "
Deng Liwei’s interview also implies that Iguodala will announce his retirement in the offseason this season and will not return to the NBA next season. Later, Iguodala’s agent also confirmed the news on social media. He said that Iguodala had a perfect career and won the highest award of FMVP, and said that Iguodala would not return next season. This means that Iguodala has played the last game in the NBA.
According to previous reports, Lakers forward LeBron James updated Instagram Story. James forwarded a report from ESPN with the title "LeBron James is the second oldest player in active service." In the photos behind this post, Andre Igdala is counted as the oldest player in active service. James wrote, "Who is the oldest? ? I thought I was the old man. "After Iguodala retires, James will officially become the oldest player in the league.
Interestingly, Iguodala is called the mini version of LeBron. In addition to his looks, Iguodala has the same top physical quality and all-round style. Another similarity between Iguodala and James is passing the ball; Igor Daladier’s three similarities with James are defense. But Iguodala can’t be James because he is not a real scorer.
Andre iguodala entered the NBA through the draft in 2004 and has played for the 76ers, Nuggets, Warriors and Heat. Iguodala was selected as the first team of the best rookie in the rookie season; In 2012, he was selected as the All-Star Eastern Substitute Team; In 2014-15, he won the NBA championship with the Warriors and won the finals FMVP；; In the 2016-17 season and the 2017-18 season, he won two NBA championships with the Warriors again; In the 2021-22 season, he won the NBA championship with the Warriors for the fourth time.
Iguodala has excellent physical fitness, amazing bounce and superman’s arm span. The desire to attack is not strong, the shooting is not very stable, and most of the scores are obtained through fast break and make-up, and the opponents often make fouls by forcibly breaking through. The defense is very active and can defend three positions on the perimeter. The rebounding ability is excellent in the defender, and his long wingspan makes him steal a lot. He is an all-round player.
I still remember that Igor was selected to enter the NBA in 2004. At that time, he was called Xiao AI. He liked to use him when he played NBAlive06 in junior high school. He also watched several dunk contests between him and Nate Robinson. It seems that Iverson threw a ball at him from behind the backboard, and he caught the ball from behind the backboard. I have always liked this player since then. At that time, watching T-Mac, Yao Ming, Iverson and so on were all at their peak, and now they have all retired. Now another player who watched the ball in childhood has retired. Thank you for accompanying our childhood and youth.