Warriors

Iguodala 'would rather' Steph have at least one Finals MVP

Warriors
Andre Iguodala

Steph Curry already has accomplished everything a basketball player could dream of. 

The Warriors superstar is a three-time champion, two-time MVP, two-time scoring champion, has made All-NBA seven times and is a seven-time All-Star. Plus, he's breaking the record books while doing so. The only "blemish" on his résumé is that he doesn't have a NBA Finals MVP. 

In the Warriors' three championships, Andre Iguodala was named Finals MVP in 2015 and Kevin Durant took home the crown twice, in 2017 and 2018. As the years go by, Iguodala winning the award over Curry continues to be debated. On the latest episode of "The Old Man & The Three," Iguodala was asked by fellow NBA player JJ Redick if he deserved the award over his friend and former teammate. 

Iguodala went into story mode, telling Redick how he once told Trevor Ariza, "I lucked out and got one Finals MVP" and that "I would rather Steph have it." With Ariza being adamant about how much Iguodala deserved it, especially for his defense on LeBron James, Iguodala somewhat agreed with Ariza, saying "OK, you're right. That's mine."

Iguodala averaged 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in the 2015 Finals while also shooting 40 percent from 3-point range and guarding James on a nightly basis. It's not like Curry didn't put up big numbers, though. 

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Curry averaged 26.0 points, 6.3 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game and shot 38.5 percent from 3. Curry really only had one down performance when he scored 19 points in a Game 2 loss. He scored 26, 27, 22, 37 and 25 points in the other five games. 

 

"I do think Steph should have got one," Iguodala said. "Which one, I don't know. One of the three."

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