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J. Thomas McNamara

     The only player in the 51 year history of the Decatur Thanksgiving tournament to win an Olympic men’s basketball Gold, three NBA championships and a championship Most Valuable awards, agreed today (Friday, Aug. 6) to return to Golden State
        Iguodala played his prep basketball with the Springfield Lanphier Lions when they played their Thanksgiving tournament basketball in the Decatur when it was held at Millikin’s Griswold Center.

      “Who would have thought I’d have the opportunity to go back to the place where I was able to have, whatever you want to call it, legacy years, in terms of the accomplishments, winning multiple championships, the relationships that I was able to build with some of my closest friends and teammates?” Iguodala told the New York Times on Friday.

“The relationship with the fans, the relationship with the Bay, the opportunity to end it here, was just something special.”

Notice his last comment there about ending his career there.

I will have more on this developing story in a future print edition of the Decatur Tribune

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