Rather than be bitter, the 32-year-old former All-Star and Olympic gold medalist (with James in 2012) is in awe of The King's historic moment.
"I'm like, 'Man, that s--- was so dope to me, too,'" Iguodala tells ESPN. "I was a fan. That s--- was amazing. When he blocked it, I was like, 'Damn, somebody got shot.' I thought it was funny. Somebody just made a good play. What you want me to do? If you enjoy the game of basketball, you should just be like, 'Dude made a great play. F--- it.'"
Iguodala, an expert historian in "The Block," breaks down the play beyond James. He believes a second player deserves a ton of credit.
"I looked back at it too, and had I came in from a different angle, I could have [dunked it]," Iguodala explains. "But you know who made the play? J.R. [Smith] made the play. Because I came in thinking dunk and then I took off and he swiped [at the ball] and I had to move the ball. If you look, I moved the ball [to my right]. I just tried to finish the play."
James' block on Iguodala came with the game tied at 89 and just a touch under two minutes remaining in regulation. The Cavs took a 92-89 lead on a Kyrie Irving 3-pointer shortly after and never looked back. Still, Iguodala says, he "wouldn't have changed anything" about his failed lay-up attempt.
"When he blocked it, I thought somebody got shot," Iguodala says. "I laugh about it all the time. People try to joke on me. I still get mentions all day from fans always talking about the block."