NBA season is seeing all kinds of controversies, shuffles among a team, injury and comments from players which are hogging headlines easily. Another to this list became Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins after he referred to Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder as a gay. Hours after this, he came up with a clarification, saying that he wouldn't use "any term to disrespect" the LGBT community.
Wiggins made the remark about Schroder following Wolves' 119-117 victory over the Thunder. In the same match, it was Thunders' Nerlens Noel who faced a head injury following a hard fall on the ground.
Wiggins had stated, "I don't know what's wrong with him. Uh, he was just gay. He was acting crazy for no reason. I look right through him. He's not someone I look at as a problem. Not at all."
After video surfaced of Wiggins' comments about Schroder, he later posted a clarification from his official Twitter account.
I have the utmost love and respect for the LGBTQIA community and I would never use any term to disrespect them in anyway.
During the game, Schroder was not happy with Minnesota players after the Thunder's Nerlens Noel was taken off on a stretcher because of a head injury while trying to defend a dunk attempt by Wiggins.
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