19-year NBA veteran Andre Iguodala has enjoyed a storied NBA career but he doesn’t think the Hall of Fame is the place for him.
The 39-year-old boasts four championships and Finals MVP honors, but he says that the HOF should be tiered and some tributes reserved for an elite cohort.
“I’m not a ring culture guy, but I’ve benefitted from that,” Iguodala said on The Old Man and the Three. “I know I have a lot of flaws. We were talking about I think there should be tiers of the Hall of Fame. I’m not a Hall of Famer if you ask me. If you ask me, no, no, no, no. Those guys [Hall of Famers] they had no flaws. And I think I was good, but like Kobe [Bryant], LeBron [James], c’mon, I can’t do that. A lot of us can’t do that. They have to be in their own like different world. And then MJ [Michael Jordan} should be in his own different world. That’s how good MJ was.”
In way, Iguodala is right. His four rings wouldn’t have been possible without Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
Iggy was made an All-Star once in his career, so maybe he isn’t one of those generational superstars.
But last year, Curry vouched for Iggy’s inclusion in the Hall of Fame.
“Absolutely, I didn’t know that was much of a debate.” Curry said on Dubs Talks. “He’s kind of the mature vet that’s still putting up solid numbers, but impacting winning at a level that is a difference maker.”
There is no denying that Iguodala’s contribution at the Warriors helped to cement one of the great basketball dynasties.
The HOF does have an interesting induction process, so Iguodala could end up being a Hall of Famer in the near future.
Stranger things have happened.