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#pounditFriday, October 30, 2020

Andrew Wiggins fires back at shade from former NBA star

Andrew Wiggins has come under some scrutiny in the wake of teammate Jimmy Butler’s request for a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, and now he’s clapping back.

Retired former NBA champion (and current ESPN analyst) Stephen Jackson posted a video Wednesday shading Wiggins in the context of a controversial tweet that Wiggins’ older brother Nick sent about Butler’s trade request.

Jackson responded to the since-deleted tweet by talking about how the former No. 1 overall pick should have reacted to what his brother said. The 40-year-old criticized Wiggins for having “no heart” and ended his remarks by saying, “Keep that same energy.” Here is the video, but beware of the foul language.

In a post to his Instagram Story later in the day, Wiggins appeared to hit back at Jackson.

“Old dudes stay hating like he was anything special bum a–” the 23-year-old wrote. “I keep that same energy everywhere I go.”

Wiggins and Butler have reportedly had issues since they became teammates last year, and some thought the former’s Instagram post was actually meant for the latter (as Butler had an interesting response to Nick’s original tweet). In any case though, the drama in Minnesota probably won’t be dying down any time soon.

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