The dashing and handsome basketball player Andre Iguodala is currently playing for Golden State Warriors of NBA. He is mostly known as former Philadelphia 76ers point forward. He played for Sixers for eight years in a row till 2012. Recently he signed a $48 million contract with the Warriors. He is admired for his athleticism, his defending ability and unmatchable dunking ability. He grew up watching the legend Michael Jordan, Penny Hardaway and the Seattle Supersonics and dreamt of being there.
Andre was born on January 28, 1984 in Springfield, Illinois to Linda and Leonard Shanklin. He belongs to American nationality; Afro-American and Nigerian ethnicity. He attended Lanphier High School where he displayed his excellence in both studies and sports. After high school he went to University of Arizona for his graduation. But his love for basketball drove him away from college as such to be picked by Philadelphia 76 in 2004 NBA draft.
The beginning of her professional career is quite interesting. He was criticized and underestimated as per his poor performance in three points strike. But he got the right combination with Allen Iverson to answer with his performance, starting on all 82 season matches, proving his essence and versatility. He made to All-Rookie First team. In the second season in 2006 he became the Most Valuable Player for his 30 point performance at the Rookie Challenge. He was in fact more than just a player, as he kept the team spirit under difficult circumstances, helped to figure out the mistakes and fight back to steal the matches. During the 2010/11 season, he got injured and made fewer appearances. So the trade rumors flew around about his transfer to other NBA giants. But he proved his vitality, after recovery, with his defensive play, making to All-NBA Defensive Second Team. However the next year he was traded to Denver Nuggets and for them he played for a year. He has been fetched by Warriors in 2013.
Apart from his NBA career, he has played for US National team. He was one of the team members that won gold medal at 2010 FIBA World Championship as well as 2012 London Olympic gold medal winning US team. He has been nicknamed as Dre by fellow players and Iggy By his Fans.
Talking about his personal biography, he is still a single man. He had relationship with few girlfriends but he married none of them. However he has two children, daughter London and son Andre Igoudala Junior from her ex-girlfriend. There are rumors that he is dating a new girlfriend but no source has confirmed it.
Andre is twenty nine years of age. He has a good height of six feet sic inch suitable for a basketball player. He has got a well built up robust body with a weight of 94 kgs. He is handsome, young and energetic. He has lots of female fans following him. His shirtless photos exposing his amazing body are on demand. He has got tattoos all over body, his arms and legs as well. Recently he has expressed his desire to remove some of them. His fans love to watch him play, he looks outstanding on his jersey and shoes. He has already done great job and his fitness and age allows him to play for some more years. He has healthy diet and intense workout in order to avoid injuries and maintain his fitness. Besides, kindhearted Andre is active in charity works.
It’s the passion for the game and his never giving up nature which has made him stand he is today. He earns well to spend for his luxurious life. He receives a healthy amount of salary $ 13.5 per month. He has amassed a net worth of $28 million. He deserves to own the amount. He has become popular throughout the world. He has a lot of fans following him. He is on social networking sites. Fans can follow him on twitter. His career detail is available on Wikipedia. His bio can be obtained from wiki and other websites writing about famous people.