Andre Tyler Iguodala is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
77 Facts About Andre Iguodala
Andre Iguodala has won four NBA championships with the Golden State Warriors and was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in 2015.
Andre Iguodala was a member of the US national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and 2012 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal both times.
Andre Iguodala captured the Finals MVP after returning to the starting lineup in the middle of the championship series.
Andre Iguodala returned to the Warriors in 2021 and won his fourth NBA championship the same season, in limited playing time.
In February 2019, Andre Iguodala was elected first vice-president of the National Basketball Players Association.
Andre Iguodala had previously served as vice-president of the NBPA executive committee starting in 2013.
Andre Iguodala's mother is African American, while his father is Nigerian.
Andre Iguodala attended high school at Lanphier High School in Springfield, Illinois, a school that produced other notable athletes, including baseball Hall of Famer Robin Roberts and basketball guard Kevin Gamble.
Andre Iguodala was named Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year as well as a second-team Parade All-American and Nike All-American.
Andre Iguodala was a finalist for the Illinois Mr Basketball award, which was awarded to Dee Brown.
Andre Iguodala played AAU basketball under Larry Butler and the Illinois Warriors, the team that has featured other professional players such as Dwyane Wade, Quentin Richardson, and Jon Scheyer.
Andre Iguodala initially signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Arkansas.
Andre Iguodala had narrowed down his list of desired schools to two: Kansas or Arkansas.
Andre Iguodala visited the Arkansas campus and was impressed by their large gymnasium and the number of fans at a practice while he visited with his mother and father.
However, after their coach, Nolan Richardson, was fired that year, Andre Iguodala decided to attend Arizona instead.
One of the determining factors for Andre Iguodala was the commitment of Hassan Adams, whom Andre Iguodala had played with in the Jordan Brand Classic in high school.
Andre Iguodala made the All-Pac-10 First Team and was named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press.
Andre Iguodala collected three triple-doubles that season, joining Jason Kidd as the only two players in Pac-10 history to post two or more triple-doubles in a season.
Andre Iguodala was selected 9th overall in the 2004 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Andre Iguodala was thrust into the starting lineup immediately during his rookie season and was the only 76er to play and start all 82 regular-season games plus 5 playoff games, becoming a favorite target of Allen Iverson in the process, often connecting on highlight-reel dunks on passes or alley-oops from Iverson.
Andre Iguodala proved his versatility, as he was the only rookie and 76er to record a triple-double that season, doing it against the defending champion Detroit Pistons.
Andre Iguodala's efforts were rewarded when he was named to the All-Rookie First Team and started on the rookie team during the Rookie Challenge portion of All-Star Weekend.
Andre Iguodala finished fourth in voting for NBA Rookie of the Year.
Now a permanent fixture in the 76ers' starting rotation, Andre Iguodala was the only Sixer to play in and start all 82 games in his second season.
On February 17,2006, at the Rookie Challenge, Andre Iguodala won MVP honors for his 30-point performance in the Sophomores win.
Andre Iguodala's first dunk was a simple windmill, but then for his second dunk he received a pass from Allen Iverson off the back side of the backboard, then leapt under the board and put in the reverse on the other side and was awarded a perfect score of 50 points.
Andre Iguodala averaged 12.3 points and 5.9 rebounds on the season.
Andre Iguodala went on to finish the season with averages of 18.2 points, along with 5.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists.
Andre Iguodala got off to a slow start to the season, even to a point where he was leading the league in turnovers.
Andre Iguodala began to step up his game as the season went on, leading Philadelphia to a playoff berth.
Andre Iguodala averaged a career-high 19.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game through the 82 games.
Andre Iguodala had a poor playoffs series, averaging 13 points per game.
Early on in the year, Andre Iguodala was on a Sixers team with high expectations after signing All-Star forward Elton Brand and seeing the success of forward Thaddeus Young, whom they drafted with their lottery pick the prior year.
In Game 1, Orlando had an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter, but Philadelphia made an amazing comeback led by Andre Iguodala, eventually scoring a step-back, fadeaway jumper in the face of Hedo Turkoglu with 2.2 seconds remaining to give the Sixers the win.
Andre Iguodala had averaged 18.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game through 82 regular-season games.
Andre Iguodala averaged career-highs in rebounds, assists, and blocks, and a career-low in personal fouls.
Andre Iguodala finished the season averaging 17.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 5.8 apg, and 1.7 spg.
Andre Iguodala showed his versatility during the season posting up a career-high in triple-doubles.
On his 28th birthday, Andre Iguodala recorded a 10-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist triple-double effort in a win over the Pistons.
Andre Iguodala's scoring average was the lowest of all the 24 All-Stars, but he was rewarded for being the best player on the 76ers, who were leading the Atlantic Division.
Andre Iguodala helped the Philadelphia 76ers clinch the final seed in the playoffs.
In July 2013, Andre Iguodala declined a five-year deal with Denver and agreed to a four-year for a reported $48 million with the Golden State Warriors.
Andre Iguodala officially joined the Warriors in a three-team sign-and-trade deal with the Nuggets and the Utah Jazz.
When playing against the Los Angeles Lakers on November 23,2013, Andre Iguodala strained his left hamstring late in the third quarter.
However, on December 17,2013, Andre Iguodala returned to action in a game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Since entering the NBA, Andre Iguodala had played in 806 games as a starter without entering a game as a reserve, a league high over that span.
Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting, which included four 3-pointers.
The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers in six games, and Andre Iguodala was named the Finals MVP, becoming the first player to win the award without starting a game during the regular season.
Andre Iguodala was the first MVP to not have started every game in the Finals.
Andre Iguodala finished the series averaging 16.3 points, 4 assists, and 5.8 rebounds.
In Game 7, Andre Iguodala started in place of Harrison Barnes and again marked Kevin Durant.
In February 2017, long-time agent Rob Pelinka was appointed as the new general manager for the Los Angeles Lakers; Andre Iguodala chose to remain with the Landmark Sports Agency, and co-founder Brandon Rosenthal took over as Andre Iguodala's agent.
The Warriors would again matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals where Andre Iguodala was a key bench player during the 2017 NBA Finals, often guarding James and scored 20 points in Game 5, helping the Warriors win the championship by defeating the Cavaliers in five games.
Andre Iguodala entered the 2017 off-season as a free agent and held meetings with numerous competing teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, and Houston Rockets.
However, on July 25,2017, Andre Iguodala re-signed with the Warriors on a three-year, $48 million contract.
On December 11,2017, against the Portland Trail Blazers, Andre Iguodala played his 1,000th regular-season game, becoming one of 126 players in NBA history to accomplish the feat.
Andre Iguodala played in Game 3 of the 2018 NBA Finals after missing the final four games of the Western Conference Finals and the first two games of the NBA Finals with a left lateral leg contusion.
Andre Iguodala averaged 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists in the regular season.
The Grizzlies, who were rebuilding, reached an agreement before training camp to allow Andre Iguodala to stay away from the team and train on his own.
On February 6,2020, Andre Iguodala was traded to the Miami Heat in a three-team trade along with Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill with Memphis and Minnesota.
Andre Iguodala became the tenth player in NBA history to make it to six straight Finals.
Andre Iguodala went on to win his fourth championship after the Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in 6 games of the 2022 NBA Finals.
On September 23,2022, Andre Iguodala re-signed with the Warriors on a one-year, fully guaranteed, $2.9 million dollar contract and announced his decision to retire after the season.
Andre Iguodala was a member of the US national team in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, winning the gold medal.
Andre Iguodala was selected for the 2012 London Olympics team, largely due to his exceptional defensive ability.
Andre Iguodala won a bronze medal with the United States at the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship in 2002.
Andre Iguodala later established the Andre Iguodala Youth Foundation, whose stated mission is to use sports as a means to help youths.
Alongside teammate Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala is known to be an avid golfer.
Andre Iguodala enjoys playing video games, particularly the NBA 2K series.
Andre Iguodala played in a tournament put together at the NBA 2K10 launch party in New York City against other NBA players Nate Robinson, Brook Lopez and Rajon Rondo, and rapper Wale.
Andre Iguodala is a tech investor and a leading advocate for athletes in the NBA to invest in the technology industry.
Together with partner Rudy Cline-Thomas, Andre Iguodala has been able to invest in companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Tesla.
Andre Iguodala is a Venture Partner in the Catalyst Fund, which invests in underrepresented founders and entrepreneurs of tech companies.
On June 25,2019, Andre Iguodala released The Sixth Man: A Memoir.
Andre Iguodala appeared as a fictionalized version of himself in the second season of Abbott Elementary in 2022.