Andre Iguodala, who took passive swipes at Sixers fans and Doug Collins earlier this year, decided he wanted to smooth things over before getting booed tonight. He posted a message to fans on his website. It reads:
I would like to take the time to thank you and all your devoted sports fans for the passion, loyalty and spirit that you gave to me during my eight seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Thanks as well to the 76ers organization, who gave me the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA and provided me with a great front office of dedicated people to work with. I would also like to thank all the coaches, trainers and teammates that I was blessed to compete along side and build lasting relationships with here.
Tonight I begin a new chapter in my career but I will always share my accomplishments with the city and the organization and I thank you both for all that you have done for me.
Others, like Pat Burrell and Shane Victorino took out newspaper ads… but this is cool too. I guess. Nicely worded by his PR person.