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“LeBron James’ Block Was One of The Loudest Sounds”: Andre Iguodala Reminisces The King’s Chase Down Block Like a Fan

Akash Murty
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“LeBron James’ Block Was One of The Loudest Sound”: Andre Iguodala Reminisces The King’s Chase Down Block Like a Fan

Most of us remember everything about the 2016 NBA Finals because, for the fans who have not watched any of the 90s basketball live, this is the greatest NBA Finals. One of the best highlights of that 7-game series between the Warriors and Cavaliers is LeBron James’ chase-down block on Andre Iguodala towards the end of the 4th quarter.

That series is also arguably the greatest NBA Finals of all time, not just because the Cavaliers beat a 73-9 Warriors team that looked truly invincible until then, it’s because they came back into the series after going 1-3 down.

That had never happened in the NBA before. It surely would not have happened if Iguodala made that shot.

Maybe that’s the reason why, until now, Iggy still remembers it to be one of the loudest sounds he ever heard in his life.

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Andre Iguodala is a fan of LeBron James’ chase-down block on him

In a recent appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast, the 2015 Finals MVP elaborated on the shot that every journalist, who got the opportunity, must have asked him since it happened.

“It was one of the loudest sounds I ever heard, ‘Boom!’,” Iggy remembered that he didn’t even know LeBron had blocked his attempt but just heard the loud sound behind him and knew it was cold.

He further describes it as going into a fan moment in that very moment because of how amazing it was. Watch the whole bit in the following embed.

The historic significance of the block

The game was all square at 89 a piece, and Iguodala was running toward the basket on a counter to break the scoring drought with Stephen Curry beside him. The only Cavaliers man with them was JR Smith who did well to make Iggy hesitate and do a couple of pumps before laying the easy bucket in.

James came out of nowhere and delivered arguably the play of the century by blocking that shot from behind. What’s more mind-boggling about it was, LeBron had the other side of the rim covered as well, for if the Warriors’ forward had attempted it from the left.

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This series finished with James as the top scorer, assist maker, and rebounder, and the player with the most steals and blocks. That also hadn’t happened in any Finals series prior or since. Unreal.

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Akash Murty

Akash Murty

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An Electrical and Electronics Engineer by degree, Akash Murty is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. Previously a Software Engineer, Murty couldn’t keep himself away from sports, and his knack for writing and putting his opinion forward brought him to the TSR. A big Soccer enthusiast, his interest in basketball developed late, as he got access to a hoop for the first time at 17. Following this, he started watching basketball at the 2012 Olympics, which transitioned to NBA, and he became a fan of the game as he watched LeBron James dominate the league. Him being an avid learner of the game and ritually following the league for around a decade, he now writes articles ranging from throwbacks, and live game reports, to gossip. LA Lakers are his favourite basketball team, while Chelsea has his heart in football. He also likes travelling, reading fiction, and sometimes cooking.

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