Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins clarified a comment he made about Dennis Schroder after a game on Tuesday.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins clarified a comment he made about Dennis Schroder after a game on Tuesday, saying that he did not call the Thunder guard "gay."
In a tweet following Minnesota's 119–117 win, Wiggins said he described Schroder as "just getting," not "just gay."
"I don't know what's wrong with him. Uh, he was just getting. He was acting crazy for no reason," Wiggins said. "I look right through him. He's not someone I look at as a problem. Not at all."
Some observers thought Wiggins had said Schroder was "just gay" rather than "just getting," so the Minnesota forward tried clarified after the game, noting that he has the "utmost love and respect for the LGBTQIA community."
Id like to clarify what I said tonight during my post game media session. I said: “I don’t know what’s wrong with him he was just getting... acting crazy for no reason”.— andrew wiggins (@22wiggins) January 9, 2019
I have the utmost love and respect for the LGBTQIA community and I would never use any term to disrespect them in anyway.— andrew wiggins (@22wiggins) January 9, 2019
Schroder was reportedly upset about the way some Timberwolves players were laughing when Thunder center Nerlens Noel left the game on stretcher after a head injury trying to defend a Wiggins dunk attempt.
Moments later, Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague shoved Schroder twice. Schroder was given a technical for his starting the incident, and Teague was thrown out of the game after reciving two technicals.
Wiggins finished Tuesday's game with 40 points and 10 rebounds,