Golden State Warriors

Did Andre Iguodala drop a slave reference after the Warriors’ latest loss?



Photo via the San Jose Mercury News

Don’t look now but the Warriors dropped their second straight game after a 103-102 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night moving their record to 2-3 in the month of March. They’re also 2-4 in their last six games which is obviously uncharacteristic of a team that’s had two straight NBA Finals appearances and pretty much dominated the Western Conference this season.

Last night however was another night in which the Warriors lost control early on and were playing from behind throughout most of the game. The one-point difference in the end could have very much been attributed to the Timberwolves letting Golden State back into the contest rather than the Warriors all of a sudden playing like a Golden State team we’re use to seeing.

Something is clearly not right with the Warriors.

Is the team suffering in the absence of Kevin Durant?

It’s possible, however Andre Iguodala‘s post game comments may lead some to believe there’s bigger underlying problems in the Golden State locker room. Listen to what he says when the news is given to him that Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and himself would be rested against the Spurs Saturday night.

Um… was he getting ready to drop an N-bomb before actually using the term ‘massa’ or ‘master’ when indirectly referencing head coach Steve Kerr?  ESPN NBA reporter Chris Hayes spoke with Iguodala after the comment was made and was told it was a ‘inside joke’ within the locker room.

Some joke. Not to mention using slave terms to reference your head coach screams of a healthy locker room, joke or not.

On the other hand, it’s not like the Warriors are in danger of missing the playoffs. They’re 52-13 and clinched a postseason berth long ago. However they’re just a 1.5 games ahead of San Antonio for that top spot in the West so tonight’s game certainly carries playoff implications.

Plus bringing up slavery in this sense is plain fucking stupid. Especially when you’re making $11 million dollars a season.


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