Andre Iguodala thought he was paying his respects Tuesday night. To the recipient, it clearly didn't come across that way.
The former Warriors forward, who is in the NBA's Orlando bubble as part of the Miami Heat, was watching the Washington Mystics beat the Connecticut Sun. He clearly liked what he saw from Mystics guard Aerial Powers, too.
Number 23 from the mystics is nice!!!— andre (@andre) July 29, 2020
There's one problem: "Number 23" wasn't the one dominating the Sun. Sure, that is the number Powers wears, but she clearly didn't like Iguodala referring to her by number instead of name.
Put some respect on my name or keep this tweet to yourself!! https://t.co/xFtU8f7KWp— Aerial Powers (@aerial_powers23) July 29, 2020
Iguodala subtweeted Powers with two words Wednesday morning.
...no manners— andre (@andre) July 29, 2020
Powers tweeted again later Wednesday, saying that Iguodala's tweet was "unacceptable."
We deal with disrespect on the daily so for someone like you @andre to tweet that off the same device u could have looked me up on is unacceptable. Mind you commentator said my name. Would it have been the same if I was a guy?Look at the pic. I didn’t forget . I SAID WHAT I SAID! https://t.co/hl0qYJNjI4 pic.twitter.com/2kPTbJPScP— Aerial Powers (@aerial_powers23) July 29, 2020
Powers tore up the Sun in the Mystics' 94-89 win. She led the Mystics with 27 points, shot 10-for-14 from the field and made four of her six 3-point attempts. She definitely caught Iguodala's eyes, but a simple Google search goes a long way.
There's no doubt Iguodala had good intentions. He's smart enough to know he should look up who "Number 23" is before tweeting, though. All in all, the former NBA Finals MVP came up short in respecting someone who balled out to lead Washington to a win.
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