Andre Iguodala once gave car to teammate who ran naked through plane

Andre Iguodala and James Michael McAdoo
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Andre Iguodala (once he shows up) has gone out of his way to position his teammates for financial success.

Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN:

One such teammate was undrafted rookie James Michael McAdoo, a member of the Warriors’ first title team in 2015, who didn’t want to spend his minimum salary on a new car. Iguodala admired the rookie for his frugality, but also felt empathy seeing him dropped off each day at the Warriors’ practice facility by his girlfriend.

Soon after the confetti fell in Cleveland, the Warriors chartered a plane for Las Vegas to celebrate. Iguodala offered McAdoo his souped-up Jeep Wrangler if he’d strip naked and streak up and down the aisle of the plane. McAdoo accepted the dare, and thrilled in driving his new vehicle to the facility each of his next two seasons with the Warriors.

Asked about the episode, Iguodala says with a cheshire grin, “There may or may not be video in my phone.”

I wouldn’t blindly accept something one side said about the other during a child-support court case, especially when one side – known for his difficult-to-interpret statementssaid he was misquoted. But I can’t stop thinking about Clayanna Warthen testifying that Iguodala didn’t want their daughter to play basketball because she might “turn into a lesbian.”

The things teammates pay each other to do during trips.