Comparing Golden State Warriors Players to Star Wars Characters

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Nov 27, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala celebrates a three point shot against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Warriors defeated the Suns 135-116. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Andre Iguodala – Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi was the wise-veteran presence, sacrificing himself for the greater-good–and if he played basketball, he would be Andre Iguodala.

One of the most respected Jedi, Obi-Wan grew from a skilled apprentice to a trusted Master. In his later years, when he understood how high the stakes were, he calculated every move. When confronted with the opportunity to develop the chance to lead his side to victory, Obi-Wan sacrificed himself in order to guide Luke Skywalker and the Light Side to greatness.

Similarly, Iguodala was once an All-Star in his younger days. As a top option, Iguodala was able to lead his team to the playoffs, including an appearance as a no. 3 seed in the 2013 Playoffs with the Denver Nuggets. He decided that winning was more important than personal glory and joined the Warriors. After starting his whole career, Iguodala made a necessary sacrifice to come off the bench, placing the team’s needs over his own.

Both men understand how important the bigger picture is and, eventually, their sacrifices are rewarded. Both of Obi-Wan’s apprentices came together to defeat the evil Emperor and Iguodala was pivotal in overthrowing the King in last year’s NBA Finals.

Iguodala may or may not have told Steve Kerr “if you bench me now, I will become more powerful than you could have ever imagined.”

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