Leandro Barbosa and Andre Iguodala were teammates on the Warriors during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
How much fun is the "Brazilian Blur" having watching the 2015 NBA Finals MVP compete in the Orlando bubble?
"Iggy lied to me," Barbosa jokingly said this week on the "Runnin' Plays" podcast. "He said that he was going to retire after his deal with the Warriors (expired). And he got an extra two years with the Miami Heat.
"I sent him a text, I said, 'Man, stop stealing money from other teams, man. Come on. You gotta retire.' "
Iguodala -- who signed a three-year, $48 million contract extension with the Warriors in July 2017 -- was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies last summer, and subsequently sent to the Heat just before the trade deadline in February.
The 36-year-old immediately signed a two-year deal with Miami which will pay him $15 million guaranteed in 2020-21, and includes a $15 million team option in 2021-22.
If that option ends up being declined, it will be interesting to see if the three-time NBA champion retires or signs elsewhere. But that's a conversation for another day.
"Very happy to see him playing," Barbosa said. "I hope they go to the Finals and beat the (Los Angeles) Lakers."
First of all, it's funny that Barbosa automatically assumes the Lakers will beat the Denver Nuggets in the West finals.
Secondly, in case you missed Iguodala's sweet pass late in the Heat's win over the Boston Celtics of Game 4 of the East finals Wednesday night, here you are:
Lastly, what is Mark Jackson talking about?
That certainly was perplexing.