Game 1 of the NBA Finals went down Thursday night between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs were ran out the arena – largely thanks to the Warriors bench – but of course there was drama with some of the calls.
2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala had a pretty physically moment after taking a shot to his naughty bits from Cavs’ Matthew Dellavedova. Delly has earned a reputation as a scrappy ala the Thunder’s Stecen Adams and Serge Ibaka, or Grizzlies’ forward Matt Barnes.
“I’m not going to judge or say anything negative about him,” Iguodala said after the Warriors’ 104-89 win. “He’s out there competing. There are a lot of emotions going on out there. I respect a lot of guys’ hustle in this league. You’ve got guys who’ve got to get a little dirty, got to be a little physical, to make a life and to feed their family, so I can only respect that. For me, it’s just keeping my composure and continue to try to do things for my team to help us win.”