Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, one of the most socially conscious players in the NBA, has addressed the recent discussion on whether rich African-Americans experience the same level of racism and oppression as African-Americans who are less privileged.

This divisive dialogue was sparked by Wednesday’s deplorable incident in which the N-word was spray-painted on the front gate of the Los Angeles-area home owned by Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James.

Iguodala told ESPN on Saturday that from his experience, hefty finances will not shield one from injustice, and he explained why some people might disagree.

“Systematically, they say monetary things and wealth separates you from reality, and there’s a perception across America that money is happiness. That’s, like, the ultimate American goal, right? People move here so they can become wealthy and live the American dream, which, in my opinion, is false,” Iguodala said. “This is my personal opinion. It’s not right. It’s not wrong. But I feel like that plays a part in it, like if you have money, then you don’t experience the same things that people who don’t [have money].”

In the aftermath of his home being vandalized, James said that "no matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough."

James’ remarks didn’t resonate with some individuals. For many, black and white, it’s difficult to envision a multimillionaire athlete in a victimized state.