Warrior Rumors: George Karl Trolls Andre Iguodala

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Coach George Karl looks on during the 2012 game between the Denver Nuggets and the Golden State Warriors.

Old wounds were opened when the Golden State Warriors drew the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. All this week, fans in both the Mile High City and the Bay Area have been hearing about what happened during the 2013 series between the clubs, with each group accusing the other of messing up.

However, they are not the only ones chirping. For his part, former Nuggets coach and soon-to-be Hall of Famer George Karl is shooting himself.

On Wednesday, Karl released a tweet promoting an old hardwood conspiracy theory. Specifically, he suggested that Dublin forward Andre Iguodala – then a member of the Nuggets – acted as a mole for Golden State in the series.

“Perhaps the Nuggets should hire [former Warriors coach Mark Jackson] over the next few weeks,” Karl tweeted. “He can then ask Iguodala to share some information about the Warriors.” The 70-year-old also added a mouse emoji in the tweet.

Karl speaks about the age-old beef dish

The real story behind Andre Iguodala and the Denver Nuggets back in 2013The Denver Nuggets officially faced the Golden State Warriors in round 1 of the NBA playoffs as the 6th seed. The last time the two teams faced off was memorable and the beginning of the Warriors dynasty. There’s also a LOT of drama with Andre Iguodala and the Denver Nuggets.…2022-04-13T21: 49: 36Z

Karl’s claim to continue being the three-time champion provided information to Jackson throughout the 2013 series. Iggy was also accused of refusing to protect Curry as a defender.

Of course, when the former All-Star star officially joined the Warriors shortly after, some took it as confirmation that he sabotaged the Nuggets in the series where the Warriors won 4-2 as the second seed. six.

On the latest episode of DNVR Sports’ Keep It 1000 podcast, Karl talks in more depth about what he feels has happened.

Karl said: “I think his actions in that series were difficult for some players and some coaches. “I think he messed up the game a little bit. So what does that mean now? I do not know. I have no evidence other than that I think he has a strong connection to Mark Jackson and possibly a few other guys on the team.”

Although Karl has admitted that Iguodala has played well for him in the series – he averaged 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5.3 assists – he also said he can picture Draymond Green Inflate the ball for information.

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Warriors have their own problems with Nuggets

Although Iguodala’s plot is legendary by this point, the Warriors also feel as though some shady strategy is being used by Coaches Karl and Denver. Specifically, Jackson believes Nuggets players attempted to injure Steph Curry during the series.

He famously said this after losing to the Nuggets in Game 5, via NBC Sports Bay Area:

The screen for Curry’s foul was a shot to his ankle, obviously. That is indisputable. I had inside information that some people didn’t like that brand of basketball, and they clearly didn’t sign it. So they wanted to let me know that they had no part in what was going on.

For the record, Iguodala dropped 25 and 12 in that game to lead the Nuggets with a 107-100 win.

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