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I had a chance last week to talk to tech investor Andre Iguodala about his new book, "The Sixth Man."

The big picture: Iguodala, who recently joined the board of African e-commerce startup Jumia, has become well known for his tech investing as well as his basketball skills. He is one of the leading athlete faces at the annual Players Technology Summit.

  • For those looking for investing tips, Iguodala stressed it won't be his last book.
  • As for his current thinking as a tech investor, Iguodala said he has been seeing his biggest gains from firms focused on business, rather than consumer efforts, pointing to Zoom and PagerDuty.
  • "That world's been very interesting to me," he said, adding that 5G wireless technology will enable further advances in autonomy. "It's really going to disrupt the workforce."

The 256-page book largely deals with Iguodala's on-the-court and childhood experiences and offers a fascinating look at the intersection of class, race and basketball.

Between the lines: Iguodala isn't afraid to call them like he sees them, whether it's a coach who held him back or his belief that colleges are getting more value from star athletes than they are giving them.

  • "I'm not afraid to ruffle feathers at all," Iguodala told me.

What's next: You can pick up Iguodala's book starting June 25. In the meantime, the Warriors face the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 on Wednesday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.

  • ICYMI: Iguodala nailed a game-icing three-pointer with 5.9 seconds left last night to give the Warriors the win and even the NBA Finals at a game a piece.

Go deeper: The biggest earners left in the NBA and NHL playoffs

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Venezuela's predictable elections herald an uncertain future

The watchful eyes of Hugo Chávez on an election poster in Caracas. Photo: Cristian Hernandez/AFP via Getty

Venezuelans will go to the polls on Sunday, Nicolás Maduro will complete his takeover of the last opposition-held body, and much of the world will refuse to recognize the results.

The big picture: The U.S. and dozens of other countries have backed an opposition boycott of the National Assembly elections on the grounds that — given Maduro's tactics (like tying jobs and welfare benefits to voting), track record, and control of the National Electoral Council — they will be neither free nor fair.

Biden plans to ask public to wear masks for first 100 days in office

Joe Biden. Photo: Mark Makela/Gettu Images

President-elect Joe Biden told CNN on Thursday that he plans to ask the American public to wear face masks for the first 100 days of his presidency.

The big picture: Biden also stated he has asked NIAID director Anthony Fauci to stay on in his current role, serve as a chief medical adviser and be part of his COVID-19 response team when he takes office early next year.

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