Three-time NBA Champion Andre Iguodala, was traded to the Heat last season and he’s provided a key veteran presence on and off the court, not to mention playoff experience. The 2015 NBA Finals MVP is averaging 4.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 18.5 minutes over six games this season but his contributions to the team go beyond the numbers.
Heavy.com’s Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson recently asked Iguodala if now that he finds himself at this point playing when he got guys younger than him, people that are his contemporaries; does he find himself at times thinking about his early days in Philadelphia and how he grew into a role when he had veteran guys on that team and channeled that while being the OG in Miami.
Iguodala replied saying: “Oh most definitely. There are times where guys come up to me and I really just try to give them as much feedback or encouragement or whatever positive vibes, but it’s just something that’s become natural and I was really fortunate to have some really good veterans my first couple of years in the league that you know, set me straight and show me how to do it the right way and learned that your career can be determined based on those who are the closest around you and I had really good veterans who played a long time in this league — not because that they were just overly talented but, they handled their business in the right way and in the right manner. So I’m trying to give that same energy and the same feedback to the younger guys.”