Iguodala apologises to Lacob on a podcast.

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Unlike Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors, Andre Iguodala did not receive an extended ESPYs feature to promote his podcast. The fact that Iguodala’s performance on Wednesday night cost Golden State owner Joe Lacob a tidy $50,000 suggests that he may have gained the upper hand.

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Warriors’ Andre Iguodala apologises to Joe Lacob in a podcast.

 

As the Warriors were presenting the Best Team trophy, Iguodala slipped in a remark. “I just came up here to promote my podcast Point Forward with my friend Evan Turner,” Iguodala remarked. I’m sorry, Joe Lacob, but you recently received a $500,000 fine.
The NBA fined Lacob $500K on Wednesday for claiming that domestic teams like the Warriors were “very unfairly” handled due to the luxury tax.
(The Warriors were fined $170 million for violating the luxury tax the year before. The Warriors became the most expensive team in NBA history last season because NBA teams are permitted to spend more than the wage ceiling in order to maintain their own free agents, but they are liable to fines for doing so.)

Warriors’ Andre Iguodala apologises to Joe Lacob in a podcast.

Warriors’ Andre Iguodala apologises to Joe Lacob in a podcast.
Warriors’ Andre Iguodala apologises to Joe Lacob in a podcast.

Lacob said on Iguodala’s podcast, “I think the system is incredibly unfair because of the way our club is set up. The top eight candidates are chosen by this team. We found and developed some undrafted talents in Santa Cruz.

The NBA has a rule prohibiting “unauthorised contacts affecting collective bargaining,” according to ESPN. A tax structure is a part of the collective bargaining agreement between the owners and the players’ union. Since Lacob and his front management traded Donte DiVincenzo and JaMychal Green for Gary Payton II and Otto Porter Jr. to avoid paying tens of millions of dollars in taxes, Warriors fans have been discussing it a lot this summer.

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