Andre Iguodala Calls LeBron James ‘The Top Talent Ever’ Ahead of Heat vs. Lakers

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Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) in the first half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Few people know what it is like to face LeBron James in the NBA Finals better than Andre Iguodala, which makes it all the more notable when he called the Los Angeles Lakers star “the top talent ever.”

“You just got to have that will, understanding you’re guarding the top talent ever,” Iguodala told Marc J. Spears of ESPN’s The Undefeated. “He’s going to make you pay when you make mistakes. You just try to play mistake-free basketball. Put him in vulnerable situations where you feel like you got the advantage, whether it’s a shot or a pass or where he is defensively.” 

Iguodala played against James in four straight NBA Finals from 2015 through 2018 when he was with the Golden State Warriors and the King was on the Cleveland Cavaliers. They will square off again with the 2020 Larry O’Brien Trophy hanging in the balance after Iguodal