Andre Iguodala on Warriors resting top players against Spurs: ‘Do what master say,’ later adds it’s a joke

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he’d rest Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala against the Spurs on Saturday. (Kawhi Leonard is already out.)

What does Iguodala think about that?

Anthony Slater of The Mercury News:


Do what master say.

Chris Haynes of ESPN:

Iguodala should know the slavery-related connotation of the word “master” and how that can make the term so explosive. He should also know the danger of telling inside jokes in front of a camera relaying the interview to the world.

But Iguodala slipping on that creates only a minor stir compared to a black player knowingly calling his white coach “master.” For a while Friday night, this seemed like it’d be a much bigger deal. With Iguodala throwing cold water on the brewing controversy, this should pass fairly quickly.