Andre Iguodala Being Shamed For Complimenting A WNBA Player’s Performance Is 2020 In A Blender

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Posturing is everything. Intent is erroneous. You’re probably sexist.

Andre Iguodala found this out recently when he spent his Tuesday night in the bubble tuning in to watch the Washington Mystics take on the Connecticut Sun, a show of support to his professional female counterparts that would backfire in a way I’m still trying to understand.

The game ended in a Mystics W, thanks in large part to a dominant 27 point performance by Michigan State product Aerial Powers.


Iguodala was so impressed with Power’s performance that he tweeted out what used to be considered a compliment to his 1.3 million Twitter followers.

Despite how many times we’ve heard athletes refer to Tom Brady as “Number 12” in interviews, Powers herself viewed this compliment as a personal affront.

SBNation, whose last post about the WNBA appears to be a week ago, was aghast by the disrespect and determined to be on The Right Side Of History.


No word on whether the author of this piece actually watched the game himself,  but that’s a moot point because credibility is the direct byproduct of undermining someone else’s.

The exchange devolved from there, with Iguodala offering up a snide remark and Powers dipping into the Cancel Carousel.

Digging up a four-year-old headline out of context to extract the intent of a seemingly complimentary tweet years later is foul play.

Mind you, this TMZ headline is reckless in that the mother of Andre’s daughter made this allegation in a bitter child support battle, among allegations that Iguodala doesn’t bother to even call his daughter on Christmas and saw her for a grand total of nine hours in 2015. Andre allegedly being deadbeat dad doesn’t map on to this situation, try as we may.

Safe to say Andre probably won’t be tuning into any more WNBA games, and who can blame him?

Stay woke, folks.

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.