Video: Cavs introduce Andrew Wiggins as 'Mitchell' at press conference
The highly-anticipated Andrew Wiggins Era in Cleveland began with a verbal typo.
Cavaliers television broadcaster Fred McLeod accidentally introduced Wiggins, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, as "Mitchell" during an official introductory press conference on Friday. Mitchell Wiggins happens to be Andrew's father, and a former NBA player himself.
"We'd like to, if we can, welcome in the newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, along with general manager David Griffin and head coach David Blatt, let's say hello to Mitchell Wiggins."
Realizing the error, McLeod pointed to Mitchell Wiggins, who was in attendance: "Andrew Wiggins. Excuse me. I got dad ... I go back. Mitchell, you want to make a comeback? Andrew Wiggins. Come on, Andrew."
Mitchell Wiggins, 54, was selected by the Pacers with the No. 23 pick in the 1983 draft. A 6-foot-4 guard, he would average 10 points and 3.2 rebounds in six seasons with the Bulls, Rockets and Sixers, but his career was marred by a multi-year suspension for drugs.
All these years later, he was able to watch as Andrew, 19, received a gold No. 21 jersey from the Cavaliers.
Andrew Wiggins' first day on the job included a visit to the Cleveland Clinic, where the Cavaliers helped unveil a refurbished activity center.