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Andre Iguodala Fined $10,000 For Race Related Comments

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Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has been hit with a $10,000 fine after he made some racial remarks about head coach Steve Kerr’s decision to rest himself, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green Saturday at San Antonio. 
Following a 102-103 loss to Minnesota on Friday, Iguodala told reporters that he had no clue as to why he was going to rest for that game.  “I do what master say.”

Iguodala also went on a rant and used the n-word repeatedly. Per Chris Haynes of ESPN, Iguodala said the following:

“We gotta score more than the other team,” Iguodala told reporters, after being asked what led to their second consecutive loss. “Yep, they want dumb n—as, so I’m going to give y’all a dumb n—a.” What would dumb [n-word] say? Just play harder. Figure it out. Change gonna come. Ain’t that what we should say? Change gonna come.

However, Iguodala clearly knows that what he did was wrong, and shouldn’t have been said. Following practice on Monday, Iguodala spoke to the media to clarify his comments:

“We all have our own feelings. I feel like we are entitled to them. We try to pick and choose the time to do it, and who we choose to share it with, because some may not understand where I’m coming from, which is to be expected. The only reason I feel like it’s the wrong time is because it puts my team in that situation and my coaching staff in that situation. I have a great relationship with Steve Kerr, and he knows that” per via Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area.

“I wish I wouldn’t have put my teammates and the organization in that situation,” Iguodala said. “But it doesn’t change how I feel about certain situations. You can’t give certain people power, and I gave certain people power. Live and learn from the situation, and move forward.

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