This weekend, #HeatTwitter was out pulling classic high jinks that fooled some big-name people — including NBA players — into believing that a wild quote from new Heat forward Andre Iguodala was real. Below is the majestic tweet that started it all:
This quote, of course, would be ridiculous if it were true. Iguodala recently came to Miami from the Golden State Warriors, where he played with the likes of Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson. Hell, Iguodala once shared the court with Kyle Korver, a player Duncan Robinson would probably love to be compared to one day. It's hilarious that people took the tweet seriously.
The fact that this quote is definitely, obviously fake means nothing, though. If it's on the internet, it must be true. In today's society, thousands of people like, retweet, and share posts before they even click to see what's inside. In this case, the wildfire spread throughout Twitter, reaching NBA players, the media, and thousands of other people wondering if Iguodala had fallen and hit his head at some point this offseason.
They gonna be coming to Dre for a drug test this week https://t.co/dMk8nxU9o5— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) February 29, 2020
Though it's laughable that Robinson would be mentioned in the same breath as Curry or Durant, it's also undeniable that Robinson is one of the best shooters in the game, especially because both of those aforementioned players are on the shelf with injuries. Robinson, all things considered, was the best three-point shooter last month and is on his way to breaking the Heat record for three-pointers in a season.
What in the Kyle Korver is this? https://t.co/gMe93xp2C2— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) February 29, 2020
In the end, #HeatTwitter got them again. Iguodala himself weighed in yesterday and put the ruse to rest. He confirmed that he's "not that crazy" and that the quote was fake.
February 3PM Leaders— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) February 29, 2020
Duncan Robinson - 53 (45%)
Jayson Tatum - 48 (50%)
James Harden - 46 (39%)
Buddy Hield - 44 (46%)
Tim Hardaway Jr - 40 (44%)
Trae Young - 40 (35%)
Seth Curry - 39 (59%)
CJ McCollum - 39 (41%)
Bradley Beal - 38 (37%)
Malik Beasley - 36 (40%)
I do be saying some crazy shit... but not that crazy...— andre (@andre) March 1, 2020