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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
    Drew Shiller
    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