Iguodala breaks Nuggets fans hearts

In a shocking and heart breaking move Andre Iguodala is leaving Denver for The Golden State Warriors .According to multiple reports, the Warriors will sign Iguodala, who spent last season with the Denver Nuggets, to a four-year, $48 million contract. It’s like your girlfriend leaving you for your worst enemy. It’s like Anakin Skywalker turning on the Jedi and going to the dark side. I’m still in shock at what has transpired. Iggy was supposed to help bring a championship to Denver. Now, he’s a member of the hated Warriors. The team that knocked us out of the playoffs after the best season in franchise history.

Iguodala was brought in less than a year ago to make a splash.In a trade where the Nuggets gave up so much in Aaron Afflalo,Al Harrington and a coveted 2014 1st round pick.At the time it seemed like we got a steal. He was an olympian and one the best defenders in the world. The second coming of A.I. was supposed to be different. Iguodala was a team player and All-Star who was going to take Denver to the next level. Looking back now we paid too much for a rental who failed to lead us to the promised land.

First Masai was let go and then George Karl was fired. Nuggets fans started to question  the direction of the franchise. But then Josh Kroenke brought in new gm Tim Connelly and Phil Jackson Disciple Brian Shaw. There was an excitement about the new Nuggets leadership.They spoke of how important Iguodala was and how they were in constant contact with him. But after letting Iggy walk and get nothing in return, maybe this new management isn’t so great. To not even entertain a sign and trade deal is just insane.

But management isn’t the only one to blame. Iguodala claimed he didn’t want Denver to be a stopover.”We weren’t coming into this thinking this will be a one-year deal,” Iguodala said. “… This is definitely a place that I can see myself for more than just a year or two.” But those were false promises. The dreams of the championship he is chasing must not have included the Nuggets because despite offering a longer contract and more money Iggy decided to bolt.

So where do we go from here? That is a question many nuggets fans will have on their minds. It seems the ony way NBA superstars are coming to the Mile High City is to vacation or ski. So do we rebuild or stay the course and hope our young talent develops into a couple of superstars who love the city of Denver. I know I don’t not want terrible years of Nuggets basketball with terrible picks like Tony Battie,Nikoloz Tskitishvili, and Raef Lafrentz were. So stay strong Nuggets Nation and we will get through this.

 

 

 

 

Topics: Andre Iguodala, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Heartbreak, Tim Connelly

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  • Don Jack

    As a Warrior fan and Bay Area Native the decision that AI made was a simple one, the choices were do I want to spend the next 5 years in Colorado which isn’t exactly a melting pot or known for its great Weather or diversity, or come to the Bay Area which combines the excellent weather conditions of Cali to go with the Multi Cultural atmosphere that the Bay is known for, plus a Chance to play along rising Stars like Curry,Barnes and Thompson the choice was a pretty easy one if u ask me.

    • John

      Denver>Oakland
      Obviously you have never been here. I’ll take Colorado over the Bay (especially East bay) any day

      • Don Jack

        The bottom Line is AI took less money to play in a better situation with a team he saw as having more of an upside with the current talent and coaching on the roster and he also indicated he saw how passionate the Warriors fan base was during the playoffs and wanted to be apart of this young growing team who were the only Western Conference team to actually beat the Spurs in the playoffs not once but twice

  • Don Jack

    Lets see California living with the Sunshine and year round great weather combined with the Great Landmarks and Night life that the San Francisco/Bay Area is known for vs the Freezing Cold Winters and thin air of Denver and let’s be real Denver Colorado isn’t the most diverse City/ State it probably falls right behind Salt Lake City/Utah as the least diverse City/State in the NBA

    • Jon-Michael DeShazer

      I have lived in both California and Colorado and there is a reason I live in Colorado. That had nothing to do with Iguodala leaving Denver. I think George Karl and Masai Ujiri leaving had more to do with it than anything.

  • Jon-Michael DeShazer

    Masai Ujiri was not let go, he wanted to leave. He told Josh don’t bother matching the offer Toronto was giving him. His whole plan was to leave Denver in the first place.

  • John

    AI had a per of 15.27, threw the ball away more times than I want to recount and couldn’t hit a foul shot to save his life. He was a great wing defender but to say, as a Nuggets fan, I’m sad to see him leave…not true. Both Gallo & Chandler have better per’s and can hit foul shots. Best of luck with GS Iggy.