By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Andre Iguodala makes his return to Philadelphia as a member of the Denver Nuggets at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night, and there’s been a lot of talk about the reaction Iguodala will receive from fans.

Sixers starting point guard Jrue Holiday said that he was “94% sure” that fans would boo Iguodala, even though he thinks of Iguodala as a mentor, close friend, and great player.

READ: Jrue Holiday looks forward to Iguodala’s return

Iguodala posted a message on his website today, directed toward Philadelphia. It reads as follows:


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.


Andre Iguodala