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GIFs, NBA / Jan 29, 2015 / 9:45 am

GIF: Wiggins Lobs To LaVine From Half-Court

Zach LaVine

While basketball fans won’t be seeing both of the self-titled Bounce Brothers – Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine – participate in next month’s Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, getting to see only one of Minnesota’s rookies in the dunk-off hardly feels like settling. This reasoning becomes more evident each time LaVine does some damage to the rim in the open court, like we saw during Wednesday’s matchup between the Timberwolves and the Celtics. Read More »

NBA / Jan 28, 2015 / 5:30 pm

Andrew Wiggins, Greek Freak Highlight Rosters For Rising Stars Challenge

Andrew Wiggins, Giannis Antetokounmpo

All-Star Weekend’s Rising Stars Challenge is still comprised of basketball’s 20 brightest rookies and sophomores. Instead of the separate classes facing off or TNT analysts drafting the squads as in years past, though, the event is formatted differently this time around – a team of Americans versus one of international imports. The USA and World Team rosters were announced today, and the foreign-born group is mighty impressive compared to its domestic counterpart. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 22, 2015 / 3:15 pm

Report: Greek Freak, Victor Oladipo, Mason Plumlee Will Compete In Dunk Contest

Victor Oladipo

The field for All-Star Weekend’s Sprite Slam Dunk Contest is slowly taking shape. After word spread last week that Andrew Wiggins would participate comes a report that fellow young high-fliers Giannis Antetokounmpo, Victor Oladipo, and Mason Plumlee will join him. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 14, 2015 / 5:15 pm

Report: Andrew Wiggins To Participate In Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

Andrew Wiggins

The 2014 Slam Dunk Contest hardly lacked star power. Paul George, Damian Lillard, and eventual champion John Wall highlighted a young, high-flying sextet that promised to bring All-Star weekend’s former marquee event back to its past glory. But the newly adjusted, team-based format of last season’s show proved awkward, and left many wondering in the slam-off might be doomed forever. This latest news gives some hope that it isn’t. According to a report, Minnesota Timberwolves rookie star Andrew Wiggins will participate in the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Read More »

GIFs, We Reminisce / Jan 14, 2015 / 11:15 am

GIF: Andrew Wiggins Hits Dee Brown-Esque Floater While Covering His Own Eyes

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins is the answer to the future trivia question: who had the second-most points for Minney the night Mo Williams set a Timberwolves franchise scoring record with 52 points. Wiggins finished with 20 points on Mo’s record-setting night, but none of them were as spectacular as the one where he channeled former dunk champion, Dee Brown. Read More »

NBA / Jan 8, 2015 / 3:00 pm

Video: Andrew Wiggins Scores 25 Points On 10-16 Shooting Versus Suns

Andrew Wiggins

Not NBA-ready. Can’t shoot. Doesn’t create. Lacks killer instinct. That was the criticism of pre-draft naysayers and early-season detractors of Andrew Wiggins. They don’t have much to say now. In his seventh outing of at least 20 points in his last eight games, watch the Minnesota Timberwolves rookie scorch the Phoenix Suns for 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting – and narrowly miss a game-winning three-pointer. Read More »

Video / Jan 2, 2015 / 12:30 pm

Watch Andrew Wiggins Show Off Two-Way Prowess For 27 Points, 9 Boards, 4 Steals

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (photo. @nbacanada)

It was barely more than a year ago that Andrew Wiggins was a can’t miss superstar. He jumped like LeBron James, shot like Kevin Durant, possessed the skill level of Kobe Bryant, and had enough charisma to carry Canada on his skinny but broadening teenage shoulders. But then the 2013-2014 college basketball season kicked-off and played-out, and Wiggins was “exposed” to all for what the realistic always assumed he was: a wildly athletic, preternaturally talented teenager who was rough around the edges. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 1, 2015 / 9:00 pm

Watch Andrew Wiggins Attack Close-Out For Explosive One-Handed Jam

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins

This is the Andrew Wiggins that so many people foolishly believed to be the “next LeBron James.” In the highlight of a supremely impressive first half against the Sacramento Kings, watch the Minnesota Timberwolves rookie star attack a close-out with a quick two dribbles and powerful one-handed slam. Read More »

GIFs / Dec 31, 2014 / 9:00 am

GIF: Andrew Wiggins Leaves Atmosphere To Catch Lob

Rodney Hood, Andrew Wiggins

Poor Rodney Hood. The Jazz rookie caught himself jumping backwards to try and intercept a lob pass Mo Williams threw for Andrew Wiggins on the break. The high-flying No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft was too busy spacewalking to even notice his presence. Read More »

Smack / Dec 24, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Andrew Wiggins Says Kobe Bryant Is Tougher To Defend Than LeBron James

LeBron James, Andrew Wiggins

LeBron James is a better player than Kobe Bryant. A better scorer. A better shooter. A better passer. No question. But that doesn’t mean The King is harder for opposing players to check than Mamba. After Andrew Wiggins faced James for the first time last night, the Minnesota Timberwolves rookie said that Bryant has been his most difficult matchup this season. Read More »