In a recent appearance on JJ Redick’s “The Old Man and The Three” podcast, 39-year-old NBA veteran Andre Iguodala expressed his humility when it comes to his potential place in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Despite an illustrious career that includes four NBA championships with the Golden State Warriors, Iguodala does not consider himself in the same category as iconic players like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Michael Jordan.
Iguodala proposed a nuanced perspective on Hall of Fame induction, suggesting the implementation of multiple tiers to distinguish the greatness of basketball’s finest.
“I’m not a ‘ring culture’ guy. But I’ve benefitted from that,” he said on The Old Man and The Three podcast, per Timothy Rapp of Bleacher Report. “I know I have a lot of flaws. And I think there should be tiers of the Hall of Fame…
“I’m not a Hall of Famer, if you ask me. No, no, no. Those guys [Hall of Famers] had no flaws. And I think I was good, but like Kobe [Bryant]… LeBron [James]… C’mon man, I can’t do that. And a lot of us can’t do that. They have to be in their own, like, different world. And then [Michael Jordan] should be in his different world, that’s how good he was.”