It is only fitting that Andre Iguodala would pattern his game after that of former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen.

Iguodala grew up in Springfield, Ill., a little more than three hours from Chicago, when the Bulls won six NBA championships during the 1990s.

Sure, the Bulls had Michael Jordan, but the young Iguodala was drawn to Pippen, who did a little bit of everything — passing, scoring, rebounding, defending, forcing turnovers, dunking — whatever it took to help his team win.

So it certainly made Iguodala's day that summer in 2004, about a month after the 76ers drafted him ninth overall, when he walked into a gym in Chicago run by Jordan to play pickup games with other NBA players and hopefuls.

"Michael Jordan was watching us play, and afterward, he came up to me and he said that I reminded him of Scottie Pippen," Iguodala said. "I thought that was pretty cool."