Warriors

Warriors

It has been over seven years since the Warriors beat Andre Iguodala and the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs.

But that series was back in the news Wednesday because of a topic discussed between George Karl -- the Nuggets' coach at the time -- and The Athletic's Tim Kawakami on "The TK Show" podcast.

Kawakami: "Did you have any issue with Iguodala being close to the Warriors and then he ends up signing with the Warriors -- is that an issue in your mind at all?"

Karl: "Yeah. I don't know what the real story is, but there were things there that we saw in film. There was something with Mark Jackson and him that was fishy. Had a bad odor to it. It was negative energy.

"The team gradually figured it out that Iggy was kind of favoring Golden State's Jackson. His comments were a little bit irregular. But Iggy played well in that series. He played very well for us."

Whoa.

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You might remember what Jackson told the media after the Warriors' Game 5 loss in Denver.

“They tried to send hit men (at Steph Curry),” he said. "The screen on Curry by the foul line is a shot at his ankle, clearly, it can’t be debated. I have inside information that some people don’t like that brand of basketball and they clearly didn’t co-sign it, so they wanted to let me know that they had no part in what was taking place."

You also might recall Karl back in November 2013 -- four months after Iguodala joined Golden State -- answering "no question" when asked if he believes Iguodala was Jackson's "mole."

But as Karl noted to Kawakami, Iguodala produced in a major way over those six games. He certainly didn't "throw" the series or anything like that. The three-time NBA champion averaged 18.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.0 steals, while shooting 50 percent from the field and over 48 percent from deep.

But clearly, Karl -- who was the Warriors' head coach from 1986 to 1988 -- still holds some ill will towards the 2015 NBA Finals MVP.

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Lastly, we will leave you with a highlight from that Warriors-Nuggets matchup.

Oh, the memories.

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