Andre Iguodala : biography
Denver Nuggets (2012–2013)
On August 10, 2012, Andre was traded to the Denver Nuggets in a trade between the Sixers, Los Angeles Lakers, Nuggets, and Orlando Magic. Other players involved in the deal included All-Stars Andrew Bynum and Dwight Howard. His arrival in Denver led to some league experts labeling them a contender. The Nuggets went on to make the playoffs but were upset in the first round by the Warriors, despite Iguodala averaging 18 points, 8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2 steals per game in the series.
Golden State Warriors
On July 5, 2013, Iguodala reportedly agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal with the Golden State Warriors.
Iguodala is represented by agent Rob Pelinka, who has represented other NBA All-Stars such as Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer and Gerald Wallace.
The swingman is nicknamed "Iggy" by fans and "Dre" by fellow players.
Iguodala has participated in many charities over his career, participating in the 76ers Drive for Kids program and in his own book drive, leading to the donation of over 2,600 books to the Philadelphia READS foundation. Iguodala was also part of a Caps for Kids drive that donated over 1,000 hats to Philadelphia children’s hospitals. Iguodala also began the Andre Iguodala Disaster relief fund that donated money to tornado victims in his hometown of Springfield. For his efforts Iguodala was recognized as one of The Sporting News‘s good guys of 2006.
In his free time Iguodala enjoys reading and playing videogames particularly the NBA 2K series. Iguodala played in a tournament put together at the NBA 2K10 launch party in New York. Iguodala faced off against other NBA players Nate Robinson, Brook Lopez, Rajon Rondo before facing and defeating hip-hop artist Wale in the finals.
Iguodala’s jersey is retired at Lanphier High School.
Iguodala is a member of Nike basketball, and he usually wears the Nike Shox, Hyperdunk, Zoom Skyposite or Hyperfuse models in games.