After exploring his options, Andre Iguodala announced late Saturday night that he is returning to the Warriors on a reported three-year, $48 million deal.
A day later, the two-time NBA champion explained what went into his decision in a phone interview on NBA TV.
"Uh, the guy sitting across from me. My son was playing Madden. I told him I had some options, other teams I was looking at it and I said 'we might be leaving' and he started crying," Iguodala said.
An inaudible voice is heard in the background.
"You did. Yes you did," Iguodala said to his son, Andre Jr.
His son clarified what happened.
"He said he was close, but he wasn't crying," Iguodala said.
Iguodala focused and answered the question for real.
"I've grown into this great relationship with this organization, with the fans, with my teammates especially, with Steph [Curry], Klay [Thompson] and Draymond [Green] the last couple of years and going out there and being able to acquire [Kevin Durant] and the relationship we've been able to build has been amazing. Obviously, there's a lot I've built off the court as well that plays into it and all those factors with the family, fans and how I've been treated so well here has helped out the decision," Iguodala said.
Iguodala is the fourth player the Warriors have agreed to bring back from the championship-winning 2016-17 team. Curry, Shaun Livingston and David West have all reportedly agreed to terms with the team, while Durant is expected to follow suit soon.
Players can begin signing contracts on July 7.