Andre Iguodala hates playing in nationally televised games

Dec 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) drives to the basket during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. The Warriors won 89-81. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

In the past, the Golden State Warriors weren’t a team you’d often see featured in nationally broadcast games. But in recent years, as they’ve morphed into a playoff and potential championship contender they’ve been broadcast nationally far more.

Unfortunately, that’s not something star forward Andre Iguodala is a big fan of considered he recently suggested he hates playing in nationally televised games. Why, you ask? Simple answer – he feels his teammates get too jacked up for the spotlight.

“I hate (national) TV games,” the Warriors’ starting small forward said after Monday’s shootaround. “TV games can play tricks on you. You want to play at a high level every night, but you can kind of see how some guys may get up a little bit more for TV games, and that might mess with the flow. Guys want to show the world what they can do, and it should be more than that.”

I’m sure that comment didn’t go overly well in the Warriors’ locker room considering he suggested his teammates don’t know how to play on a national broadcast, but it’s possible he has a point.

Topics: Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors

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