Andre Iguodala | Biography
Andre Iguodala is an American professional basketball swingman for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA) who was named Andre Tyler Iguodala at birth. He has been playing basketball for more than a decade. His athleticism and dunking talents are highly appreciated. He has earned a large number of admirers. His fans call him “Iggy” whereas his fellow players nicknamed him “Dre”. The swing man is an American son of an Afro- American mother and Nigerian father. January 28th 1984 is his birth date and Springfield, Illinois is his birthplace. He has got 6 ft 6 inch (1.98m) giant figure height which is supportive for his game. His listed weight is 207 lb (94 kg). He has got an older brother whose name is Frank is also a good player. Frank competed for the Lake Land school which is located in Mattoon, Illinois and as well as for the University of Dayton.
Iguodala has completed his school level education from Lanphier High School located in Springfield, Illinois. The school has been proved fertile land for his basketball career. He got there conducive environment to hone is skill for playing basketball. The school has produced many athletes like Robon Roberts, Kevin Gamble etc. There, at Lanphier, he showed his excellence in academics and athletics. On the completion of his school level education he joined at the University of Arizona. Two years later he left college for the 2004 NBA Draft. In the 2004 NBA Draft he was drafted 9th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers.He was in the Philadelphia 76ers from 2004 to 2012. He started his professional career in 2004. He was affiliated to the Philadelphia 76ers from 2004 to 2012. Later, in 2012 he joint Denver Nuggets and played till 2013. Now, in 2013, he is playing from Golden State Warriors as he has contract to play with Golden State Warriors. The jersey and the shoe he wears is outstanding. He has projected outstanding performance since his school time. He has been bagging numerous medals and honors. Among those awards, Bronze 2002 Isla Men’s Margarita basketball, Gold 2010 Men’s Turkey basketball FIBA Americas U18 Championship., Gold 2012 Men’s London basketball FIBA World Championship is remarkable ones. During the summer of 2000, he grabbed the attention of coaches around the nation as he was named the AAU national tournament Most Valuable Player after hitting the game-winning shot at the final buzzer to give his team the 17-and-under national title.
Iguodala is not only the man of sportsmanship but also the man of kind heart full of humanity. He has involved himself in many charities. He had taken part in the 76ers Drive for the youth program and in his own book drive, resulting in the donation of over two thousand six hundred books to the READS foundation which is situated in Philadelphia. He was additionally a part of a Caps for youth campaign. That campaign made a donation over 1,000 hats to children's hospitals in Philadelphia.The Andre Iguodala Disaster relief fund is the foundation after his name that donated money to tornado victims in his hometown of Springfield. He was recognized as one of The Sporting News’s good guys in 2006 for all his humanitarian efforts.
Besides his professional life and humanitarian activities, in his leisure time he enjoys reading. Playing video games is also his another time pass. Particularly he is fond of the NBA 2K series video game. He played in a tournament put together at the NBA 2K10 launch party in New York. Before he defeated hip-hop artist Wale in the final, Andre featured off against many other highly skilled NBA players like Brook Lopez, Nate Robinson and Rajon Rondo. He is a member of Nike basketball. In games he usually wears the Zoom Skyposite, Nike Shox, Hyperdunk, or Hyperfuse models in games.
Regarding his personal life, Andre possess two children from his ex-girlfriend. The veteran basketball player is still unmarried. But there are rumors and hoaxes about Andre, having a girlfriend. He has earned a large number of female fan following him. For sure when his female admirers see his robust body on the basketball court, they must fantasize over him. Andre has set himself as one of the outstanding personality in the sport world. His total net worth is estimated to be around twenty eight million dollars whereas he earns around thirteen million dollar salary per month. His detail biography can also be obtained from Wiki and alternative sites around the web. One can easily conceive how popular he must have been, when people desperately google his detail. Surely he has earned wealth and fame beyond measure.