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Former Warriors teammate calls Draymond Green over old comments

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It’s no secret that the Golden State Warriors have become very close over the years. Competing and working together at the level they have for as long as they have helps form certain bonds and winning four titles in eight years will certainly help with that too.

The core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are most credited for their contributions to the championship runs. However, the core around these three was just as crucial. And one of those key players just called Green on Twitter.

Veteran winger Andre Iguodala, who has competed in all four championships the Warriors have won in recent years, dug up an old tweet from Green on Aug. 2. Reply to that with a pause emoji. Here’s what Green had to say in 2011.

“Iguodala, bang the game if you have an eye for basketball, he got them six points in three possessions.” Green tweeted on April 24, 2011.

Green was 21 when he tweeted this and was in his third season with the Michigan State Spartans. Meanwhile, Iguodala was nearing the end of his seventh NBA season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

On this day in 2011, the Sixers of Iguodala faced the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the first round of the playoffs. Iguodala finished the game with 16 points, five rebounds and four assists on 5 of 13 shots from the field and 2 of 4 shots from distance. Ironically, this was the only game in the series that Philadelphia won.

Regardless, Twitter ate up the interaction as they found it hilarious that one of Green’s longtime teammates was reacting to an 11-year-old tweet. However, despite his hilarious Twitter comments, there are still many questions as to whether or not he will be back on the team next year.

In a recent episode of Dubs talk Podcast, Iguodala explained that he is currently enjoying his time as a champion. He plans to stay in shape this off-season and make his decision on a potential return at a later date.

“I like basketball,” said Iguodala. “Actually, I also like to train. Summer training is probably the hardest. People don’t understand what the body has to go through to really prepare for a season. I’m trying to think about the season, enjoy it, enjoy being a champion. And when that time comes… I don’t know if it’s going to be a difficult decision, but I’m ready for anything.”

And while Iguodala may not be the All-Star player he once was, he’s still extremely valuable to the Warriors. If he wanted to come back, reports suggest Steve Kerr would love to have him.

An NBA executive speaking to Heavy Sports’ Sean Deveney said Kerr would welcome Iguodala back in a heartbeat, even accepting him in a Udonis Haslem-type role.

“They get along very well, they get along. I think Steve would be okay with Andre doing the Udonis Haslem thing where he plays but doesn’t play, just a coach in uniform,” the manager told Deveney.

And right after the season ended, Kerr’s comments hinted that this could very well be true.

“It’s a really big decision for him. If he decides to come back, we’d be thrilled.” said Kerr.

But regardless of whether or not Iguodala returns next season, his time with the Warriors has certainly helped him forge some special bonds. And his friendship with Green is clearly strong enough to dig up decades-old tweets just to poke fun at him.

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