ESPN interviewed Andre Iguodala last week and asked him a bevy of questions including on being traded, Denver’s altitude, what his role will be in George Karl’s system, as well as discussing the difference between Denver and Philadelphia.
Not a knock on any city, but Philly and Denver are kind of the opposites. Philly’s a lot of culture, you get every flavor, which is great. Denver is more slow motion. It’s laid back a little bit more. In Denver, there’s always something. Everybody’s happy, everybody’s smiling, everybody’s in a good mood. In Philly, sometimes it’s gloomy a lot. The weather had kind of an effect on the people. In Denver, everybody’s been friendly, everybody’s been nice. The air is so clean. You just wake up and just [makes a hard breathing noise]. You can smell the fresh air. When you walk into practice, it’s like everybody’s happy, saying, “What’s up, what’s up.” So it’s been really good.
I’m thinking the 300 days of sunshine in Denver has something to do with those smiles on people’s faces, or the laid back factor may be due to the medicinal marijuana, but Iguodala is correct.
Denver is to shiny, happy, people as Philly is to _____.
It seems Iguodala is happy to have a fresh start, and I’m happy his fresh start is in Denver.