Warriors

Warriors

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Andre Iguodala entered the league as the No. 9 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft.

Over 15 years, he has appeared in 1,108 regular season games and logged over 37,000 minutes.

Combine that with another 132 playoff games and over 4,300 playoff minutes (and counting) and you have a player with a lot of mileage on his body.

But Iguodala is playing as well as he ever has.

The Warriors veteran recorded 16 points, five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block against the Rockets on Tuesday night in their second-round NBA playoff matchup. He was a team-best plus-17 in the plus/minus and was instrumental in helping the Dubs take a 2-0 series lead.

For those keeping score at home, Iguodala leads the NBA with 19 dunks these playoffs.

So how is the 35-year old staying so explosive? What are some of his secrets?

"Honestly, this is just a personal opinion, just got really good genes," the 2015 NBA Finals MVP told reporters after Golden State's Game 2 win over Houston. "Got really good genes, but protecting the genes at the same time.

 

"Watching what you put in the body. Sleep. I drink a lot of water. I don't drink anything but water -- played a big role. I have philosophies on what the body needs and it's helping me.

"That's just my personal thing."

Back on March 21, Iguodala told NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke that hitting the links is key.

And back in October 2017, he told Mark Medina of the Bay Area News Group about another tactic.

"Try to read as many books as possible," he revealed. "I don't like giving people my secrets. I think that's the key too. I don't want to be on the news. I don't like doing podcasts that often. I try to be as normal as possible.

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"I'm pretty disciplined on my routine actually. I have a few things I like doing. I don't really like talking about 'em. I don't know why, I'm just wired that way. But I try to do it because it's gonna benefit not just my basketball career, but my life."

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