If I told you at the beginning of the season that Finals MVP Andre Iguodala would be on Jimmy Kimmel Live in June, 2015, then what would you have said?
It happened last night and the sit-down was an enjoyable chat about Iguodala’s crazy week after winning the title last Tuesday. He shares the adorable story of his son making him and NBA Finals Trophy for Father’s Day (in April), what it’s like to guard LeBron, and my favorite: the Gold, Silver, and Bronze for the Turn-Up Rankings on the Warriors’ celebratory trip to Vegas. Enjoy!
Last night, Steph Curry, Finals MVP Andre Iguodala and the Golden State Warriors closed out the NBA season in style by winning the franchise’s first NBA title in 40 years!
The thrilling Finals concluded with a 105-97 win in Cleveland as the Warriors won the series 4-2. As someone who followed this team almost as closely as the hometown Bulls this season, I am very happy for Dub Nation and their long-suffering fanbase to get the ship. I streamed Warriors games on my second monitor and stayed up late on TNT Thursdays because Steph became must-watch TV, but really it was their entire team too. I loved the offense Steve Kerr instilled and how role players like Andrew Bogut, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala played their parts. Klay Thompson’s added firepower and all-star level jump was a great storyline throughout the season too (37 in a quarter, still so crazy.) So all in all, the Warriors became my personal 2nd team, west coast team, what have you… and simply the most fun team in the league this season. Congrats again to a true team and loyal fanbase!
(Only fitting I landed in San Francisco last night, going from one title town to the next! I avoided the craziness downtown, but the SF airport was draped in blue and yellow and KMEL was shouting out the Warriors between classic Tupac songs on his birthday. That’s a great culture experience in itself. I’ll be blogging from the Bay for the next couple weeks so holla at ya boy… or just keep checking the site :))
Usually it’s Steph Curry launching a game-winning shot for the Warriors, especially if a 3 wins it. That was the plan originally with only 3 ticks left, but after Curry got double teamed he found an open Andre Iguodala who sank his second thrilling buzzer beater this season. The Warriors continue their winning ways with tonight marking their 8th in a row. Smooth, Iggy.