After five consecutive NBA Finals runs with the Warriors, Andre Iguodala once again finds himself in the NBA's championship round, this time as a member of the Miami Heat.
While now a member of the Heat, Iguodala's allegiance to the Warriors can never be questioned, no matter what jersey he's wearing. He'll come to the defense of Steph Curry any time, any place. So much so, he keeps liking Warriors-centric social media posts, forgetting he no longer plays for Golden State.
"I still talk to those guys every day," Iguodala told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. "Like, you're not allowed to say anything bad about Steph [Curry] around me, or in general. Even on social media I'm like, 'S---, I've got to stop liking posts from the Warriors or any of the Warriors fan accounts.'
"I play for the Heat. So I'll be caught in like these little internal battles. But it is part of the journey. So I'm going to just maximize these last however many days of my career I've got left, just try and enjoy it."
After sitting out half the season after the Warriors traded him to the Memphis Grizzlies, Iguodala got his wish and was dealt to the Heat, who immediately extended the veteran, recognizing his value to a title contender.
He had his best game in the NBA Bubble during the Heat's elimination of the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, scoring 15 points while knocking down four 3-pointers.
Curry and Klay Thompson were fired up to see their old friend back under the brightest lights, and all of the Warriors family is rooting for him to win another ring.
The Warriors, meanwhile, are in the middle of a long offseason after they sunk to the bottom of the NBA during what is expected to be a gap year. Curry broke his hand in the fourth game of the season and Thompson missed the entire campaign while rehabbing a torn ACL. Those injuries coupled with the exodus of Iguodala, Kevin Durant and Shaun Livingston, sent the Warriors to a 15-50 record.
With a healthy Curry, Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins, the Warriors should find themselves right back in the title hunt next season. Perhaps they'll find Iguodala and the Heat waiting for them in the 2021 NBA Finals. That would be quite the reunion.