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What would Lute think of Iduodala’s alley-oop pass (if it counted)?


Couldn’t you just see Lute Olson’s face cringe when he saw Andre Iguodala do the unthinkable — a between-the-legs, behind-the-back alley oop pass for a dunk by Golden State teammate Shaun Livingston?

Of course, Lute and Warriors coach Steve Kerr can smile over it now because it came after Iguodala realized a referee’s whistle had blown in the game won by the Warriors 121-111 against Toronto last night.

Lute was not much into a showboat play like that, but what a play it was for the entertainment value. A few times he had to reel in Iguodala when he coached him at Arizona.

Iguodala’s play backs up his showmanship. He scored in double figures off the bench for the seventh time this season with 11 points, making all five of his shots, against the Raptors in what is a contract year for him.

Last night’s alley-oop, although it did not count, was “sicker” than this one Iguodala made when he was with the Sixers:

The alley-oop might top this top 10 list of Iguodala’s best plays of his career — if, of course, it counted:

FOLLOW @JAVIERJMORALES ON TWITTER! publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports,, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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