Andre Iguodala Jokingly Demands Trade on Twitter

With the Golden State Warriors retaining pretty much their entire NBA Finals roster (sans David Lee), it looks like Finals MVP Andre Iguodala will once again be relegated to the bench. It’s not exactly breaking news, but head coach Steve Kerr more or less confirmed Iggy’s role to the San Jose Mercury News:

“I saw him at the postgame party in Cleveland, went up and said, ‘Congrats, MVP, you were incredible, what a job. And you’re going back to the bench next year,'” Kerr said. “And he laughed. And I laughed. Obviously kind of a joke.

“But I don’t anticipate changing anything. We won 67 games with the group that we had. And we’ve got our core back, just about everybody’s back. And more than likely we’ll play it the same way. But you never know how things go. We’ll see. But the good thing is we’re capable of playing a lot of different ways with a lot of different combinations, as we showed throughout the season.”

However, once the paper tweeted out the story, IggyΒ decided to play with the hearts of Warriors fans by demanding a fake trade:

Then trade me…

— Danielson… (@andre) July 16, 2015

And, of course, not everyone caught on…

@andre @RTNBA @mercnews @CamInman fuck

— Will (@wjrogers224) July 17, 2015

@andre @mercnews @CamInman @NickFenelon 😧

— Lil Dano From 77th (@danny_rod15) July 17, 2015

@andre @mercnews @CamInman @andre Nooo!!!! You are the MVP! Doesn't make sense. You're an elite perimeter defender, you score in transition,

— πŸ•ŠβœπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ#EndTheWarInAfghanistan=17 Yrs!πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈβœπŸ•Š πŸ”΄πŸŒŠ (@RedPillIrv) July 17, 2015

After seeing his notifications explode, Iggy did the smart thing and saved Warriors fans from blowing up their local suicide hotline:

Ha! Got eeeeem! Yall know I'm playing #weStillSchampionship

— Danielson… (@andre) July 16, 2015

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚ Yall fell for that one! πŸŒπŸŒπŸŒπŸƒπŸΎ

— Danielson… (@andre) July 16, 2015

Update: Andre will be “okay” with coming off the bench as long as Kerr can meet his requests.

Aight the only way I'll still come off the bench… 1. I wanna left handed set of golf clubs 2. Some Cambodian breast milk…

— Danielson… (@andre) July 17, 2015

And Steve Kerr gotta walk to juniors and get me some cheesecake…

— Danielson… (@andre) July 17, 2015