One day, Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala will be immortalized together with statues in front of Chase Center.
On Wednesday, they’ll be adversaries when the Warriors host the Miami Heat. It will mark Iguodala’s first game against Curry since the two took part in the Dubs Dynasty run that resulted in five straight NBA Finals trips and three championships between 2015 and '19.
“It’s going to be fun,” Curry told reporters in a video conference Tuesday. “I just hope he forgot all the plays. I think he might be too smart for that. It’ll be interesting to see him in a different jersey, compete against him.”
Iguodala and the Heat played the Warriors last year, but Curry was out nursing his broken hand.
The last time they went head-to-head in the 2013 playoffs, Curry was still 25 years old and gearing up to be an MVP-caliber player.
Iguodala, 37, has remained a role player in the twilight of his career, averaging 4.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.4 rebounds while playing 21.3 minutes per game. Curry, meanwhile, is an MVP candidate once again, averaging 30.1 points per game and a league-best five 3-pointers per game.
“Back when he was in Denver, the last time we played against each other, we’ve all grown up a little bit," Curry said. "It’ll be fun just going back and battling. I’m sure we’ll have some back-and-forth out there on the court when he’s out there.”
Iguodala’s career looks like it’s coming to a close, so this could be one of the last times fans get to see him playing by the Bay.