Nigerian-born slam-dunk ace, Andre Iguodala has earned praise from one of his pals in America’s National Basketball Association (NBA), as highly-rated USA star, Stephen Curry says he was amazed by the former Golden State Warriors’ veteran’s recent tee in a game of golf.
‘Iggy’ will star for Memphis Grizzlies this season, after leaving Curry et all at Golden State, but they both got together to share their passion in golf, and it was accolades all the way for the Nigerian-born icon, after he hit what his close friend tagged a mouth-gaping tee on the course.
Iguodala became inseparable almost instantly from Curry when he linked up at The Warriors after the 2012/13 season, and he is now gaining fresh waves of plaudits on a different level from his colleague, even after their paths have been separated ahead of the new campaign.
In addition to developing a strong chemistry on the court, the duo also shared a passion off the hardwood, with a common interest in golf, and they both got together at the weekend to confirm that they remain close friends and will continue to hit the links together.
Dramatically, after hailing Iguodala’s tee, Curry made headlines the next day when he announced that he will help to restart Howard University’s men’s and women’s golf programs for the next six years.
As he build up his passion for the game, it is left to be seen how Curry will find new teammates to hit the golf course together with him after Iguodala’s departure and Klay Thompson’s ACL injury.
Before leaving Curry behind, the 35-year-old Iguodala spent six years with The Warriors, going to the playoffs every season, reaching The NBA Finals in the last five seasons, three of which ended in championships.
A first-round pick by Philadelphia 76ers in 2004, Iguodala was an instant starter and remained a starter when he was traded to Denver Nuggets in 2012.
He then moved on to join Warriors via a sign-and-trade deal in July 2013 and was installed in the starting lineup by coach Mark Jackson.
With the Warriors losing two of the first three games in The Finals against Cleveland Cavaliers, Iguodala was reinserted into the starting line-up for Game 4, and helped his side even the series.
Iguodala started Games 5 and 6, taking the series, and was voted Finals MVP, but Curry took to social media to reveal his friend’s golf skills as well, posting curtly: “That’s my dawg. 320yd down the center.”