GQ Interview: Andre Iguodala Dishes on Fashion, JaVale McGee and Life in the NBA

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistMarch 2, 2013

DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 25:  Andre Iguodala #9 of the Denver Nuggets controls the ball against Antawn Jamison #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers at the Pepsi Center on February 25, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Lakers 119-108. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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As Gentleman's Quarterly's obsession with NBA players continues, we keep getting interviews that are as interesting as they are in depth. This month's athlete giving the interview to GQ was Andre Iguodala.

Of the things Iggy dished on, nothing was more interesting than his thoughts on JaVale McGee.

To start off, Iguodala gave us this little tidbit: "JaVale McGee is one of the smartest guys I know."


Like, he's a nerd, plays with gadgets and is into technology. He's funny—he's got crazy jokes and his timing with jokes is really funny. You have to be really smart to think the way he does. He's a thinker, so his mind goes into a lot of different places, and I think that can be taken the wrong way when he's on the court—he can be an over-thinker at times.

Well, that actually makes a lot of sense. I suppose the way McGee acts can be construed as a sort of intelligence. He's just a bit of a nincompoop at times.

Iguodala also gave us his thoughts on being one of the first real fashionable players, along with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, after the NBA instituted the new dress code.

You had a lot of guys who cared about how they presented themselves. But that was the beginning of his [Wade's] stardom, so everybody was paying attention. I've always tried to look the part. I always wanted to present myself well, and express my style with my clothes, as well as who I was as a basketball player. Since the dress code, guys have to dress the same way, but we express ourselves differently within that. That's one thing that's my definition of fashion, is that I want to express myself through clothes. It doesn't have to be trendy or like anybody else, it's just how you want people to see you.

Iggy went on to talk about the confidence he had at the beginning of the season and the turnaround that the Denver Nuggets have had since their up-and-down start.

It seems as if it's helped us. I was telling the guys, I'm not really worried about November, December. We can just kind of weather the storm, just kind of get through the first two months, and we'll be fine come January and February, and it seems like it's played out to work for us.