Andre Iguodala causes controversy
By Byler E. Henry
Andre Iguodala has caused some controversy in his post game interview with some choice words following a Wariors loss to the Timberwolves. When asked by reporters about the loss, Iguodala responded by saying “We got to score more than the other team. Yep, they want dumb n****s, so I’m going to give ya’ll a dumb n***a.” ”What would dumb n****s say? ‘Just play harder. Figure it out. Change gonna come.’ You know what we used to say. Change gonna come.” He also had a bit more to say when he heard that head coach Steve Kerr would be resting him along with Curry, Thompson, and Green, “I do what master say.”
Andre has told ESPN that the comment was not a shot at Kerr and it was an inside the locker room joke. Kerr has responded and says he feels no offense to the comment. “ You guys just got Andre’d,” Kerr has told reporters, “ Andre is one of those guys who likes to stir the pot and has a lot of cryptic messaging at times. He jokes around. I didn’t take anything from it. It’s just Andre being Andre.” The NBA did not take kindly to his comments and fined him $10,000.
The Warriors have lost four of their last six games, and have possibly lost Durant for the remainder of the regular season with a Grade 2 MCL Sprain.The game against the Timberwolves was a barn burner, with the Warriors losing 102 to 103. Frustration may have fueled his comments, after Iguodala has shot 4 of 6 from the field, 0-1 from downtown, scoring 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.
Many Black reporters were uncomfortable with Andre choosing to use the n word in a public form, and using the word master. With comments like these, many toes would be stepped on and I agree that him dropping the n bomb on camera and using the word master in an NBA interview after a game was not the right place to say what he said. After being fined, will Iguodala continue to speak his mind in that way or will he change up his language