Friday marked Russell Westbrook's return to Denver after blocking two half-court shots by Nuggets mascot, Rocky, on Jan. 20, and local media played up the incident.

Denver guard Andre Iguodala was asked if Westbrook, his Team USA teammate, had become the No. 1 villain in the West.

“I'm new to the West, so I don't have as much hatred for guys as some others,” Iguodala said. “I'm a fan of guys who just go out there and play hard, and he definitely does that. He's definitely earned his stripes and he's going to have a great career.”

Does Iguodala have hatred for any players from the East?

“There's a few guys and we still have to see them a couple times this year, so I'd rather (keep quiet),” Iguodala said.