Andrew Wiggins is having a terrific first full season in a Warriors uniform.
He's playing the best defense of his life, and is shooting a career-best 47.6 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from 3-point range.
But a story surfaced Friday morning that makes me question Wiggins' character and decision-making (yours truly completely is kidding/joking around).
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine told the following story about Kevin Garnett to The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski:
"Rookie year after he got traded to us [in 2015] -- he gets to the gym early," LaVine began. "As a rookie you get to the gym real early like at 3:00 or 3:30 for the game. In the locker room there used to be a couch and TV next to the kitchen, so we walk in and KG’s there. It looks like he’s been there. He’s watching the movie 'Gladiator.' It’s the final scene where Russell Crowe is fighting for his life. He sees me and Andrew [Wiggins] and he’s like, ‘Come here, come here.’
"So we walk over there. He’s real into the movie. 'You see this s--t right here, this is what this s--t’s about. You die for what you believe in. You die for your boys. This is that mentality we need to have going into the game. It’s about war. It’s about going down with your boys. I love this s--t. This s--t gives me goosebumps.'
"I look, and he actually has goosebumps. I’m a big KG guy and I’m like 'Yeah, I’m with you man. This is how we gotta play.' He’s like, 'Right, Zach. You feel me Wiggs?'
"Andrew Wiggins says, 'I don’t know even know what ‘Gladiator’ is, I’ve never heard of this movie.' The look on his face was like perplexed. Not anger, but just like get out of my face. So he just looks at us and says, 'Y’all go get ready for the game, man.' "
What?! Seriously, Andrew?!
How is this possible?
Well, in Wiggins' defense -- the movie [which won five Academy Awards] came out in 2000 when he was five years old. So there is that variable.
But we only can hope that at some point since Garnett showed him the clip, Wiggins has found the time to sit down and enjoy the incredible film.