Andre Iguodala Explains How NBA Players Can Be ‘Beacon of Light’ for American People

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Miami Heat newcomer Andre Iguodala is looking to bring change.

In fact, the forward believes players can be a bright light for the country with the resumption of the 2019-20 season.

“A lot of people in America don’t have jobs right now,” Iguodala said. “And we know what opportunity we have, to be a beacon of light, not just for that one particular thing, but the social injustice, shed light on that.”

Iguodala, 36, is one of the most sophisticated, well-respected players in the NBA. In fact, he is the first vice president of the National Basketball Players Association.

Although the country is facing the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA has decided to finish out the 2019-20 season.

Numerous players have committed to make the battle against systemic racism a huge part of the league’s resumption plans in Orlando, Fla. There will be several opportunities and platforms for players to highlight major issues and injustices.

In addition, Iguodala will be helping the Heat fight for a title this season.

The veteran brings a ton of basketball intelligence and experience to the Heat. After all, the he has been to the NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors for the last five seasons.

The Heat acquired Iguodala, along with Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill, from the Memphis Grizzlies at the trade deadline.

The 2015 Finals MVP has career averages of 12.0 points, 5.1 boards and 4.3 assists per contest.

The 2019-20 campaign is set to resume in late July.

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Born and raised in South Florida, Justin has always been a passionate Miami Heat fan. An avid supporter from the time Miami got its first championship in 2006 to having a league-worst 15-67 record in 2008 to the whole LeBron James era until now, Justin has seen and stuck through it all. His all-around analysis and heart for the game has made him a premier NBA writer. He writes for a variety of sites but his commitment to the Heat is always top priority.