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Andre Iguodala tweets request at NBA 2K18 digital marketing director

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Andre Iguodala tweets request at NBA 2K18 digital marketing director

Andre Iguodala does not like the nickname "Iggy."

He made that clear back in 2013 -- weeks before his first game in a Warriors uniform.

On Wednesday, a fan tweeted the following at Iguodala.

Iguodala responded about 10 minutes later:

Why did Iguodala include @Ronnie2K?

Well, for those of you who aren't aware who Ronnie Singh is, Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype wrote a profile on him last month.

An excerpt:

"Singh is 2K Sports’ digital marketing director and he’s become a social-media celebrity with over 840,000 Twitter followers on his @Ronnie2K account. He’s close friends with a number of NBA players, which is why he was at (Harrison) Barnes’ wedding, and he frequently messages back and forth with some of the league’s biggest stars.

Today’s NBA players care about their 2K rating a lot. It’s become a status symbol of sorts. In the same way that some players try to top each other by purchasing luxury cars, expensive jewelry or fashionable clothes, many players are excited to find out their rating and see how they compare to their peers.

In one instance, an Eastern Conference player recently direct messaged Singh on Twitter campaigning for his 2K18 rating to be higher than his star teammate because he’s been dominating offseason workouts and pick-up games."

We will let you know if Singh responds...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Steph Curry's net pay after taxes, escrow, agent fees

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Steph Curry's net pay after taxes, escrow, agent fees

In July, Steph Curry signed a 5-year deal worth $201,158,790.

- 2017-18 = $34,682,500
- 2018-19 = $37,457,153
- 2019-20 = $40,231,758
- 2020-21 = 43,006,362
- 2021-22 = $45,780,966

On Tuesday, ESPN's Darren Rovell and Bobby Marks examined Curry's salary for this season.

When you factor in everything, the two-time MVP's net pay is...

$15,263,905.

Here's how Rovell and Marks arrived at that number:

- 2017-18 escrow (10 percent) = -$3,468,255
- Federal taxes = -$11,655,683
- City/state taxes = -$4,105,453
- Agent fees (3 percent) = -$954,597
- 401K (max allowed) = -$18,000
- 2016-17 escrow = +$605,618
- Shortfall = +$177,725 

Steph Curry pays a lot of money in taxes. 

Steph Curry makes a lot of money.

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When it comes to net pay, LeBron James ($16,737,751) is No. 1 and Paul Millsap ($15,563,401) is No. 2.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Former Warriors guard insults Durant, then deletes tweet

Former Warriors guard insults Durant, then deletes tweet

On Tuesday afternoon, Jordan Crawford was on Twitter.

[RELATED: Kevin Durant addresses his deleted tweets: 'Childish, idiotic']

When he saw the following tweet...

... Crawford quote tweeted it by saying:

"A 7ft 12 year old."

Within a matter of seconds, Crawford deleted the tweet.

This is funny, of course, because Durant recently deleted two tweets in which he said some not-so-nice things about the OKC franchise, Thunder players and head coach Billy Donovan.

Crawford appeared in 42 regular season games for the Warriors during the 2013-14 season, averaging 8.4 points per contest.

He scored 41 points in the season finale against the Nuggets.

After two years out of the league, Crawford averaged 14.1 points and 3.0 assists over 19 games with the Pelicans last season.