Iguodala’s comments, which included references to the N-word, created a social-media firestorm that prompted the NBA to hand down a $10,000 fine. “It probably was the wrong time to express myself,” Iguodala said after practice. “But we all have our own opinions. We all have our own feelings. I feel like we are entitled to them. We try to pick and choose the time to do it, and who we choose to share it with, because some may not understand where I’m coming from, which is to be expected.
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“The only reason I feel like it’s the wrong time is because it puts my team in that situation and my coaching staff in that situation. I have a great relationship with Steve Kerr, and he knows that.”
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr on the recent adversity: “This is going to sound crazy, but I kind of like it.” pic.twitter.com/ef5zfehmAQ
Anthony Slater: Iguodala and Kerr chatting after practice pic.twitter.com/2WJxefPitm
He later clarified his remark to ESPN, saying it was in no way a shot directed at Kerr and that it was only an inside locker room joke. “Andre is one of those guys who likes to stir the pot and has a lot of cryptic messaging at times,” Kerr said. “[He] jokes around. I didn’t take anything from it. It’s just Andre being Andre.”
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Dave McMenamin: LeBron James’ two-year, $85 million extension – as confirmed to ESPN by his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports – will take him through the 2022-23 season, giving him 20 in the NBA. His oldest son, Bronny, is slated to graduate high school in 2023. The Athletic first w/ extension
Dane Moore: A source within the league told me a suspension for Malik Beasley is “likely” in response to his arrest this fall. Asked today about whether Beasley might be facing a suspension, Gersson Rosas said “it’s an ongoing process” that Beasley and the team have fully cooperated with.
Unfortunately, Gordon’s tenure in Detroit would be nothing like Chicago, his numbers dropped and they never made a playoff appearance. He was traded to Charlotte along with a future first rounder for Corey Maggette in 2012. Back in 2018, Ben sat down to discuss his move to the sign with the Pistons. (Via Streets First Podcast) “I went to Detroit. That was the worst decision that I’ve ever made in my life, I said it. I loved Detroit. I loved it, but it was the worst decision I’ve ever made.”