I don’t know about you, but I was pretty shocked to see boxing legend Manny Pacquiao wearing a Warriors jersey and playing hoops at the team’s facility.
I had no idea that Pacquiao played basketball, and I definitely was unaware that he actually is a player-coach in the Philippine Basketball Association for the Kia Sorentos.
Pacquiao was in town to promote his upcoming fight against Chris Algieri, and stopped by the Warriors facility in Oakland:
When asked about his speciality, Pacquiao answered that he’s a “shooter…a point guard.” He said that Stephen Curry is one of his favorite NBA players, and that basketball is his “cross-training.”
Oh, and he’s got some moves and can shoot from long-range, just like Steph. We need to see Pacquiao in the All-Star Celebrity Game someday.
In unrelated news, Andre Iguodala was involved in a little Twitter spat with Oklahoma City Thunder center Stephen Adams on Wednesday.
Iguodala mocked New Zealand’s “haka dance” that their players performed before a game against Team USA at the FIBA World Cup in Spain, tweeting:
— Andre Iguodala (@andre) September 2, 2014
Adams, who was born in New Zealand, responded:
The tweet has since been deleted, but Deadspin has the screenshot.
Iguodala, who has one of the more cryptic, confusing Twitter accounts out of any NBA player, followed up by saying he should probably resort to that strategy again:
I see I gotta go back to tweetin in code…
— Andre Iguodala (@andre) September 3, 2014
I guess we’ll be seeing more tweets like this one from @andre in the future.