Andrew Wiggins rookie of the year poster blasts Cavaliers

Thursday April 30th, 2015

An Adidas poster celebrating Andrew Wiggins winning the NBA Rookie Of The Year award says he was discarded by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and was "embraced by Wolves."

It's unclear whether the poster was approved by Wiggins, Minnesota, or only by Adidas, but it casts the team who drafted him No. 1 overall in the 2014 NBA draft and then traded him to Minnesota in exchange for Kevin Love, in an unfavorable light. 

This isn't the first time an Adidas-created product threw some shade at another team. On April 16, Mississippi State's baseball team wore warm-ups that read "f--- the school up north" in upside-down lettering. 

The poster also highlights Wiggins' many achievements as a player, including his No. 1 draft selection, his 44-inch vertical jump, as well as his 16.9 points and 36.2 minutes per game. 

Personally, I would've gone with "dropped by Cavaliers, raised by Wolves," for the parallel structure, needless-Cleveland-bashing, and obscure BBC series trifecta. 

- Will Green

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