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Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by dridowu: 11:40am On Jun 18, 2015
CLEVELAND -- Golden State forward Andre
Iguodala was named MVP of the NBA Finals
following the Warriors' 105-97 clinching win
Tuesday night, becoming the first player to
garner the honor without starting every game.
It also marks the first time that the Finals MVP
has been on the same team as the regular-
season MVP (Stephen Curry) since Magic
Johnson claimed the Finals honor in 1980 while
playing on a Los Angeles Lakers squad with
regular-season MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

"This has been a long ride," Iguodala said. "It's
been a great season."

Before this season, Iguodala had started 758
consecutive games. This season, he remained in
a reserve role until Game 4 of the Finals, when
he was substituted into the starting lineup for
center Andrew Bogut.

The Warriors then won each of the final three
games of the series, overcoming the Cleveland
Cavaliers in Game 6 to take the title.

"He was great the entire series. But he saved
this season for us," Warriors forward Draymond
Green said. "I always say Andre's a pro's pro.
He's a professional guy, and it showed, and
that's why he's the MVP of this series, and
that's why we're champions."

Iguodala finished the series with averages of
16.3 points, 4 assists and 5.8 rebounds. In Game
6, he scored 25 points and added 5 rebounds and
5 assists.

"My mind was working so many ways," Iguodala
said. "Like, 'What's going to happen if you win?
What's going to happen if you lose? How do you
approach the game starting? Do you come out
firing? Do you let it just come to you?'
"For me, it was just playing my game. If you're
feeling it, shoot it. If you feel like you can make
a play for somebody else, make a play for
somebody else."

Iguodala also had the responsibility of guarding
LeBron James, just as 2014 Finals MVP Kawhi
Leonard did. When Iguodala was on the floor,
James shot 38.1 percent from the field.

"It's never one-on-one, but I think his ability to
play multiple positions for their team along with
some of those other guys allowed their team to
be so dynamic," James said.

http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2015/story/_/id/13096860/andre-iguodala-golden-state-warriors-named-nba-finals-mvp

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Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by dridowu: 11:43am On Jun 18, 2015
Making himself proud. More awards on d way congrats lalasticlala

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Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by DjHypno(m): 11:58am On Jun 18, 2015
Congratulations
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by daikale: 11:58am On Jun 18, 2015
Congrat,
the guy is good
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by Nairalandar: 11:58am On Jun 18, 2015
ok
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by Nobody: 11:58am On Jun 18, 2015
Vote Ayima as Mr Nairaland and win MVP of your Street basketball competition
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by Iffffffy(f): 11:58am On Jun 18, 2015
Congrats
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by cayorday89(m): 11:59am On Jun 18, 2015
Good for him..Higher and higher
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by piowei: 11:59am On Jun 18, 2015
dridowu:
Making himself proud.
More awards on d way
congrats
lalasticlala
Not just himself. . the whole of Nigeria

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Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by Skywalker5(m): 11:59am On Jun 18, 2015
i like the term Nigerian-American.
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by chukzbozz86: 11:59am On Jun 18, 2015
yes
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by callmenow: 11:59am On Jun 18, 2015
Picture of ugliness
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by mrvitalis(m): 12:00pm On Jun 18, 2015
Well done boy. .. ..
We are proud of u
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by kocvalour(m): 12:00pm On Jun 18, 2015
Congrats to him

Waiting for Mikel to follow suit



If he fails Iheanacho de kiss

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Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by Nobody: 12:00pm On Jun 18, 2015
cool
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by horlabiyi(m): 12:00pm On Jun 18, 2015
ALright
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by kekakuz(m): 12:01pm On Jun 18, 2015
Yoruba boys making us proud since 1660

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Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by Beno3: 12:01pm On Jun 18, 2015
Cool.....
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by Nobody: 12:01pm On Jun 18, 2015
Biafra?
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by publicenemy(m): 12:02pm On Jun 18, 2015
He is a Bini boy... grin grin

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Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by nairaman66(m): 12:02pm On Jun 18, 2015
Great News!

I hope he wins many more.. Amen!!
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by lanxlot(m): 12:02pm On Jun 18, 2015
kekakuz:
y
otundo
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by banjobanks(m): 12:02pm On Jun 18, 2015
this is great for our darling country.
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by hadura29(m): 12:02pm On Jun 18, 2015
Oya niger make una begin claim am....


Wish I was an nba fan... But I still dey watch small small sha...

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Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by bobcharly(m): 12:02pm On Jun 18, 2015
Really nice to receive good news....B.Ballers...
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by kenrish2(m): 12:03pm On Jun 18, 2015
Congrat boy u have made ur fatherland proud
Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by fatdon2(m): 12:03pm On Jun 18, 2015
No Sentiment But I Think Stephen Curry Deserves The Award

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Re: Nigerian-American Andre Tyler-Iguodala Wins NBA Final MVP by aku626(m): 12:04pm On Jun 18, 2015
Congrats, Although I'd preferred the cavaliers to win.

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