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Andre Iguodala reveals why the Warriors aren't ruining the NBA with their free agent signings

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The Golden State Warriors have dominated the NBA over recent years, winning three of the past four NBA Finals, and their reign doesn't look like it will be stopping anytime soon.

The Warriors are one of the favourites to win the NBA Championship this season, and their chances of doing so were boosted when they signed DeMarcus Cousins to a one-year deal this summer.

Yet, the fact Cousins signed with Golden State gives some fans fuel to further hate the franchise for ruining the NBA in their eyes by signing some of the league's best players.

Big Business

Andre Iguodala, however, doesn't believe the Warriors have ruined the NBA at all, because he sees his team as a big business capitalizing on their markets.

He said during a Q&A with Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated's The Crossover: "In every sector of business, it's really hard to build something where you can get on a good run.

"In sports, it's even harder because you only have a small window for an athletic career. It would be hard to match what Warren Buffett or Steve Jobs at Apple or Microsoft or any of these companies have been doing well for a really long time. And even in those industries, eventually there's disruption."

He continued: "For us, we understand that we have a tight window to build a certain type of culture that will attract athletes like DeMarcus Cousins.

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"What we're doing is playing basketball the right way. We're attracting a lot of people because they like the way we do things organically. We respect the game."

The Warriors certainly are doing a lot of their business organically, as besides Cousins and Kevin Durant, most of their star players were drafted, as Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson all came through the draft.

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Most NBA fans will see Golden State signing Durant and Cousins and think they're becoming too powerful and are ruining the league.

in truth though, they're not doing much more than what any other team in the league is doing, and their recruitment process and coaches deserve credit for helping the team become the superpower it is in the league today.

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