Iguodala spent eight seasons in Philadelphia and never truly connected with the fan base. Following these comments the reception he will receive tonight will, in all likelihood, be negative. Iguodala is trying to smooth things over before the season opener by releasing this letter to fans earlier today:
I would like to take the time to thank you and all your devoted sports fans for the passion, loyalty and spirit that you gave to me during my eight seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Thanks as well to the 76ers organization, who gave me the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA and provided me with a great front office of dedicated people to work with. I would also like to thank all the coaches, trainers and teammates that I was blessed to compete along side and build lasting relationships with here.
Tonight I begin a new chapter in my career but I will always share my accomplishments with the city and the organization and I thank you both for all that you have done for me.
For some reason, I don’t think this letter will be enough to salvage his reception tonight. Tipoff is at 7 pm at the Wells Fargo Center.
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