It probably plays on a loop in his head. And just in case he ever forgets about it, there are plenty of people on social media who are more than happy to give him a reminder about it:
But while speaking with ESPN this week, Iggy discussed the block—er, "The Block"—at length for the first time since the Finals. And he revealed that, while fans still get on him about it, he’s not bitter at all about the incredible play that LeBron made. He also said that J.R. Smith deserves just as much credit as LeBron for making "The Block" happen.
"If J.R. is not there, I’m dunking it," Iguodala said. "Well, I don’t know if I’m dunking, though, because I was about to die out there. But I give [LeBron] all respect. When he blocked it, I thought somebody got shot. I laugh about it all the time. People try to joke on me. I still get mentions all day from fans always talking about the block. I’m like, 'Man, that shit was so dope to me, too.' I was a fan. That shit was amazing. When he blocked it, I was like, 'Damn, somebody got shot.' I thought it was funny. Somebody just made a good play. What you want me to do? If you enjoy the game of basketball, you should just be like, 'Dude made a great play. Fuck it.'"
If you’re familiar with Iguodala, then his answers to ESPN’s questions about "The Block" shouldn’t surprise you. He was one of the first Warriors players to go out and start doing interviews following Golden State’s Game 7 loss. He even made an appearance on The Breakfast Club and handled the ribbing he took from Charlamagne Tha God & Co. without losing his cool. But you have to give him props for responding to "The Block" the way he has. He could easily spend years dwelling on what happened, but he sounds more than content to give LeBron his credit and keep it moving.
"People don’t realize, somebody just made a great play," he told ESPN. "There’s nothing to change about somebody making a great play because I even thought I could have went off to the other side [of the rim], but [LeBron] was so high over the rim, he would have had both sides covered. I mean, I wouldn’t have changed anything about it. If somebody just makes a great play, you just give them respect for making a great play."
Attention, pro athletes: This is how you handle being on the wrong side of a historically great moment.