Andre Iguodala was asked to compare the cultures of the Golden State Warriors and the Miami Heat.
However, the veteran forward refused to do that and explained his reasoning.
“Yeah, but I hate comparing them. I don’t think it’s really fair to either one of them, so I try not to compare them. I think it’s totally different.
But you’ve got to look at (Heat president) Pat Riley. Pat Riley is the head of the snake, the foundation, or however you want to put it. And he’s really the one who has seen it since the mid-80s, and he has his philosophies that he’s kept in place throughout that time.
And over the course of time, he’s evolved — whether it’s technology or whatever nuances are put into the game or how the rules are changed. But his principles are still there. They’re different in their own rights, but you see the value in both of them.
It’s just that you can take two different roads to success. At the end of the day, the principles are still the same. It’s just different ways of taking that talent to the next level, and both have had success in the ways that they’ve gone about it. There’s a deep appreciation for both,” Iguodala told Sam Amick of The Athletic.
Iguodala played in five straight NBA Finals during his stint with the Warriors (2015-2019), winning three titles (2015, 2017, 2018).
He is now getting ready for his sixth straight NBA Finals appearance, as the Miami Heat will face the Los Angeles Lakers.