Even in the City of Brotherly Love, Iguodala's leaping ability was a mile high.
This is the toughest position to select. By far.
Dwyane Wade has been the reigning champ for most of the past decade. He still may be the best choice, but he appears to be breaking down physically. Modern medicine is miraculous to the point that Tim Duncan now looks more agile than he has in years, so perhaps Wade is prematurely being stripped of his crown here.
There are new challengers, regardless. Take Toronto Raptors rookie Terrence Ross, who looks to be the next great Canadian highlight factory. Then there is Monta Ellis, who is equipped with uncanny body control and can get from Point A to Point B as quick as anyone alive. He moves so quickly that his feet often look to be hovering.
Are there others? Is Gerald Green athletically impressive in ways other than putting his head above the rim? Can we call Eric Bledsoe and Nate Robinson shooting guards? How many steps has J.R. Smith lost?
Then there is Andre Iguodala.
He will be considered a forward by some and is really just, to me, a wing. But he starts at shooting guard for the Denver Nuggets and has a uniqueness to his motion that gives him an undeniable presence on the court. Whether it is running the floor, handling the ball or mirroring the man he is guarding, he is always poised yet explosive, balanced yet moving at full speed, laid back yet ready to pounce on the rim.
After much deliberation, it came down to Wade vs. Iggy.
By the slimmest of margins, I'll take the guy who doesn't currently look like he needs to begin a graceful transition to the next, less explosive phase of his career.