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The NBA arms race isn’t about getting on-court talent just, but attractive to players and topping other franchises from it. From the sounds of it, the Golden State Warriors you can find winning, too.
Warriors veteran Andre Iguodala was on Christopher Lochhead’s “Follow Your Different” podcast and said the off-court perks of using the Warriors ensure it is such as a “fantasy land.”
“We always tell the young guys, our rookies, ‘Listen, this is not the true NBA. The Warriors — this is not real. That is similar to a fantasy land,'” Iguodala said.
Iguodala explained how when he was with the Philadelphia 76ers a travel was had by them budget, which meant choosing between nice hotels and less-nice hotels in a few populous cities.
With the Warriors, however, in accordance with Iguodala, it’s all nice hotels on an unlimited budget, with plentiful catering and meals.
“With the Warriors, there is no such thing [as a travel budget],” Iguodala said. “Everything — whatever is the better we are able to find. And we’ve food create everywhere we opt for the Warriors actually. Whenever we somewhere enter, there is a restaurant reserved for all of us. Order anything you want, it’s all initiated.
“The very next day for the games, there is a whole spread after shootaround setup for you, and after home games then, there’s food create. We get lunch and breakfast before and after practice. Chefs can be found in and cook for you personally.”
Teams offer more perks to players increasingly, and the off-court experience is area of the recruiting effort. Teams have nicer practice facilities, training rooms, locker rooms, and services to attempt to interest players.
Iguodala said travel has been nice in the NBA always, but LeBron James might beg to differ. James once told a tale about demanding Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert purchase a new plane because he was certain the Cavs’ team plane would crash.
From the sounds of it, you can find don’t worry remotely close like this for the Warriors even, save for perhaps a disease scare.