Andre Iguodala is LeBron James’ No. 1 defender
LeBron James has suddenly proven he can win multiple championships like some of the best players to ever play in the NBA, but that hasn’t stopped the haters from constantly scrutinizing him. Because of mistakes like “The Decision” that he made early in his career, LeBron is never going to stop hearing it.
One person who would like for the criticism to change is Denver Nuggets guard Andre Iguodala. After the Miami Heat won Game 7 on Thursday night, Iguodala defended LeBron with the following tweet:
If you still hate Lebron you really need a life coach… And I'll sponsor you…
— Andre Iguodala (@andre) June 21, 2013
For me personally, LeBron has become much more difficult to hate over the past few seasons. In addition to proving he is a clutch player who can shine on the biggest stage, he has shown he is not afraid to hold himself accountable and have a little fun with the fans.
Iguodala sent multiple tweets throughout Game 7 praising LeBron, and the kind words were well-deserved. LeBron has gained the respect of players around the league with the way he has played in the playoffs the past two years. A 37-point, 12-rebound performance in Game 7 of the NBA Finals and another Finals MVP trophy will only cause that level of admiration to grow.