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Andre Iguodala tweets request at NBA 2K18 digital marketing director

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Andre Iguodala tweets request at NBA 2K18 digital marketing director

Andre Iguodala does not like the nickname "Iggy."

He made that clear back in 2013 -- weeks before his first game in a Warriors uniform.

On Wednesday, a fan tweeted the following at Iguodala.

Iguodala responded about 10 minutes later:

Why did Iguodala include @Ronnie2K?

Well, for those of you who aren't aware who Ronnie Singh is, Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype wrote a profile on him last month.

An excerpt:

"Singh is 2K Sports’ digital marketing director and he’s become a social-media celebrity with over 840,000 Twitter followers on his @Ronnie2K account. He’s close friends with a number of NBA players, which is why he was at (Harrison) Barnes’ wedding, and he frequently messages back and forth with some of the league’s biggest stars.

Today’s NBA players care about their 2K rating a lot. It’s become a status symbol of sorts. In the same way that some players try to top each other by purchasing luxury cars, expensive jewelry or fashionable clothes, many players are excited to find out their rating and see how they compare to their peers.

In one instance, an Eastern Conference player recently direct messaged Singh on Twitter campaigning for his 2K18 rating to be higher than his star teammate because he’s been dominating offseason workouts and pick-up games."

We will let you know if Singh responds...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Klay Thompson randomly interviewed on local NYC news about scaffolding

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Klay Thompson randomly interviewed on local NYC news about scaffolding

With a big break until their next game, the Warriors spent a couple days in New York City.

Klay Thompson spent part of his Monday walking around the city.

And as only Thompson could, he wound up appearing on a local news report. But he wasn't talking about basketball. Not even close.

Courtesy of Twitter user @MP_Trey, Thompson was interviewed on Fox 5 NY to talk about ... scaffolding.

"I usually observe if the piping and stuff is new. Sometimes, you know, something looks like it's been there a while, I try to avoid that," Thompson said in the report.

You can watch the odd video here:

The time Bob Myers questioned Mark Jackson's decision: 'I was wrong'

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The time Bob Myers questioned Mark Jackson's decision: 'I was wrong'

Remember when Mark Jackson was the head coach of the Warriors?

During a recent conversation with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Warriors GM Bob Myers shared the following story:

"I made a mistake with Mark one time -- after a game we lost, I went up to him right after we lost and asked him -- I think Curry had been having a big game and he ran a play for Carl Landry to take a shot to win the game; and it was a good play and it was a good shot.

"And I went up to Mark and I went, 'Did you think about Curry?' And he looked at me, and you could tell he was kind of containing himself, and he said, 'It was a good play. It was a good play.' And I look at him and I thought, 'I will never do that again.' If I don't trust the decisions the coach makes, then he's not the right coach.

"The coach gets to decide, right? I learned that lesson with Mark that I was completely out of line in asking him. And I apologized, and I'll never forget that lesson that I learned for myself ... I was wrong. And I learned that. So you learn more from mistakes sometimes. I don't do the debriefing with my coach after the game. Win or lose."

The Warriors fired Jackson a couple days after dropping Game 7 to the Clippers in the opening round of the playoffs.

Myers was named NBA Executive of the Year in 2015 and 2017.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller