Congratulated by many of his former teammates, starting with Karl-Anthony Towns and Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins is probably one of the big winners of this NBA season which has just ended with the Warriors’ fourth title in eight years.
All-Star for the first time in his career, and holder with that, the Canadian winger is now NBA champion, he who was best known as a former number 1 in the Draft without relief.
Often criticized for his lack of desire or even competitiveness, Andrew Wiggins silenced everyone by chaining masterful performances in the NBA finals, but also throughout the playoffs (16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists on average). So when he was finally able to breathe once the title had been won, the kid from Thornhill was able to find his own. Her four-year-old daughter, Amyah, in the lead.
“That’s why I’m doing all this. For the family “he explains in The Athletic. “I’m so glad she got the chance to taste this. When she’s older, I could tell her she was there. There will be pictures and everything. I’m super happy, it’s a dream come true. »
Father of two little girls, with Alayah who just celebrated his first year last April, Andrew Wiggins is one of those players who prefer to cultivate his secret garden away from prying eyes. If that adds to his mysterious and anonymous side, that’s okay because he doesn’t care about the general opinion of him.
” When I see him with his daughters, his eyes light up”
Signing a five-year contract worth $ 147 million in 2017, Andrew Wiggins has one more season with the Warriors. At $33 million, the Kansas alum is clearly nothing to complain about.
“I can only speak for myself but we are similar in many ways,” adds Jordan Poole. “We do our thing on our side. We are quite reserved. We know how to talk to people and communicate when necessary. But he is simply altruistic. He wants others to succeed, and he’s a really good, genuine guy. He has good values and he leads his life in the right way. »
Discreet character, Andrew Wiggins is a boy who wants to live simply. As his parents instilled in him, especially his father, who had to recover from a suspension for cocaine use in 1987.
“Everyone realized the athletic talent he had from the start,” exposes his father, Mitchell. “But the most important thing for his mother and me, and what makes us so proud, is the man and the son he has become. He is a father who adores his kids, as I adore mine. When I see him with his daughters, his eyes light up. As a father, that’s when I’m most proud. »
Father fulfilled, and now recognized on the professional level, Andrew Wiggins still wants to win on the NBA grounds, continuing the adventure with the Warriors preferably. But he still has one last wish to fulfill: “I will keep trying to have a boy. I’m going to get one eventually. »
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