Andre Iguodala Shares How Allen Iverson and Steph Curry Are Similar
The two superstars play alike and think alike.
Andre Iguodala’s career has been a special one as he has gotten the opportunity to play with two of the greatest guards to ever dance on the hardwood.
During his NBA youth years, he played with Allen Iverson, who is arguably one of the best scorers in NBA history.
Later, in his veteran years, he played with Steph Curry, who is arguably one of the best shooters in league history.
Both AI and Curry are phenomenal with the basketball. They’re able to sway and deke and do all of these fancy things to manipulate the defence and get open shots.
The only difference, really, is that one shoots from inside the perimeter more and the other shoots from outside the perimeter more. Other than that, their games are pretty similar.
And do you know what else is similar between the two MVPs?
According to Iguodala, they are both very principled people.
On the Club Shay Shay podcast, Iggy said that both of the superstars are “true to who they are” and are “comfortable” with their character:
“I think they’re true to who they are,” Iguodala said. “That’s a big similarity between them two. Like, they’re on opposite ends of the spectrum, but they’re very comfortable with who they are. And they say, ‘I’m not changing for anybody.’
“Steph would say ‘I’m not changing to be more famous. I’m not changing to sell myself out or I’m not changing my faith to endorse this or that. He stays true to who he is. AI was the same exact way.”
Iguodala played with Iverson from 2004 to 2007, after which Iverson was traded to the Denver Nuggets.
During these two-and-a-half-ish seasons, AI mentored Iggy and was slowly grooming him to be the next AI -or the future leader of the Philadelphia 76ers.
That didn’t pan out too well because Iggy, who only helped the team make five playoff appearances, left after eight seasons with the team.
One year after his departure from Phili, he joined the Golden State Warriors and played with Curry from 2013 to 2019, then again from 2021 to 2023.
He helped the Warriors win four championship titles and won himself the Finals MVP award in the team’s first run (2015).
Iverson and Curry are two of the most beloved players in history.
And the reason why is that they stick to your values; they do what they believe is right and don’t let external forces sway them.
And that is awesome and more players should follow in their footsteps.
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