Minnesota forward Andrew Wiggins is backtracking after using the word "gay" on to describe Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder's behavior during the recent game between the two teams.
Schroder was not happy about a play during the game in which Thunder center Nerlens Noel had to be taken off by a stretcher after Wiggins collided with Noel on a dunk attempt.
The OKC guard ended up earning a technical foul for an altercation with Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague during the contest.
After the game, Wiggins let Schroder have it, but took things a little too far.
"He was just gay," Wiggins said afterward. "He was acting crazy for no reason."
A few hours later, Wiggins, realized what he had said, went on social media to clarify the comment made about Schroder.
"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," he said on Twitter.
Wiggins put out a second tweet, saying he has 'love and respect for the LGBTQIA community.'
After the game, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Noel was taken to the University of Oklahoma's OU Medical Center, but did not give any further details on the injury.
According to a report from Shams Charania of Stadium, Noel suffered a concussion and avoided any sort of fractures.
Wiggins said he was trying to be aggressive, but not trying to hurt Noel.
"I just tried to make an aggressive move and dunk," Wiggins said.
"He tried to contest it. I think he fell wrong. I didn't really see it until I saw him on the ground. Hopefully, he's good. I hope nothing but the best for him. I hope he gets healthy soon and comes back stronger."