OAKLAND -- Andre Iguodala is a lousy campaigner. Or maybe he’s a brilliant campaigner. He can be a diabolical study either way.
But when asked Monday at Warriors Media Day if he thought of himself as a potential Basketball Hall of Famer, he smiled for a moment, then got serious and gave the answer so few athletes would.
Now he might have been honest, or he might have been letting the seed plant itself and be tended to by other cultivators, but he didn’t back off the answer.
“I know some guys who belong that aren’t there, some guys who are in there but aren’t better than guys who aren’t,” he said. “But me, I don’t.
“That’s not part of my motivation. You have to let things happen organically. You know what you put in to it. You try to sow some good seeds, and you hope you can reap the benefits of it.”
Iguodala’s case would be a fascinating one, in that his most memorable work was not his best statistically.
The trick to understanding the Hall of Fame always has been that it isn’t easy to understand. A small room of selectors would have to be willing to bend their definitions of what a Hall of Famer looks like, but with that as wild card, Iguodala’s chances definitely are enhanced by one thing more than any other.
He’s not one of the people in the room.