Posted by: C. Smith
10/11/12 10:42 am EST
Former 76er Andre Iguodala is at it again. First there was his interview with ESPN.com’s last week in which he took some cheap shots at the 76ers management over the years and the Philly fans. Now in an interview with cbssports.com, Dre had some not so pleasant things to say about Doug Collins and his last year in a Sixers uniform.
I’ll be honest and tell you that I was a big Iguodala supporter during his time here in Philly. While I understood that he was not an elite NBA player (and probably would never be) and that one could argue that he was overpaid, I also realized that he was a unique 5-tool player with extreme athleticism who’s presence would be highly valued by any NBA team. As a bonus, I also thought that Dre was a class act on and off the court.
However, after reading his latest interview my opinion of Iguodala has turned. I’m tired of him placing the blame for his shortcomings here in Philly on everyone but himself. Were things perfect with the franchise during his run here? Absolutely not. But are the 76ers and more specifically Doug Collins singularly responsible for his less then superstar career over the last 8 years? Absolutely not. I wish that Iguodala would just shut up and move on with his life. I know I have.
To me the oddest part about this set of interviews by Iguodala (out side of the onslaught of negative comments) is that Dre was the anointed “leader” of the Sixers during his last couple years here in Philadelphia and he rarely had anything remotely interesting to say. Now he has suddenly become a quote machine in Denver where apparently he is free from everything that was keeping his game down and his mouth closed here in Philadunkia nation.
More interesting quotes from Dre and our reacts after the jump…