Iguodala fined $10K for ‘inappropriate’ postgame comments
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala was fined $10,000 by the NBA on Monday for what the league called ”inappropriate comments” following the team’s weekend loss at Minnesota.
The NBA announced the penalty shortly after Iguodala spoke to the media following practice and addressed the racially tinged comments he made Friday night.
Iguodala acknowledged he put his team in a tough spot when he told reporters ”I do what master say” upon finding out that he would be resting the next night at San Antonio, along with Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.
He made it clear that he and Golden State coach Steve Kerr are just fine – and that Kerr wasn’t the ”master” in this case, one that sure sounded like a reference to slavery. He also used the N-word several times when talking to the media.
”It was probably the wrong time to express myself, but we all have our own opinions, we all have our own feelings,” said Iguodala, the 2015 NBA Finals MVP. ” … Because some may not understand where you’re coming from, which is to be expected. I feel like it’s the wrong time because it puts my team in that situation and the coaching staff in that situation. I have a great relationship with Steve Kerr and he knows that. He spoke to you guys about it. Someone may…