Iguodala fined over racially charged comments
SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala was fined $10,000 on Monday, March 13 (Tuesday in Manila) for racially charged remarks deemed "inappropriate" by the NBA.
Iguodala incurred the wrath of the league for comments made following the Warriors' 103-102 defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves last Friday.
Asked about a plan by coach Steve Kerr to rest Iguodala and other Warriors stars for Saturday's game against San Antonio, Iguodala replied: "Nope, no clue. I do what master say."
He later used a notorious racial slur when quizzed about the Warriors' loss to Minnesota.
NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe said in a statement Iguodala had been fined for "making inappropriate comments during a postgame media interview."
Warriors coach Kerr later laughed off the remarks, telling reporters: "You guys just got Andre'd." "Andre is one of those guys who likes to stir the pot and has a lot of cryptic messaging at times," Kerr added. "(He) jokes around. I didn't take anything from it. It's just Andre being Andre."
Iguodala scored 8 points in 32 minutes after coming on off the bench against the Timberwolves.
On Saturday, San Antonio routed the an under-strength Golden State 107-85 without two of their biggest stars in Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge.
The Warriors (52-14) are in a 3-game losing streak and have dropped 4 of their last 6 games. – Rappler.com