Since mid-February, Andrew Wiggins has been absent for 21 games because of personal reasons; however, rumors spread everywhere online, though ultimately were unfounded.
Amidst a serious medical situation happening with his father, Mitchell Wiggins, Andrew Wiggins was compelled to take a step back from his basketball duties, as indicated in a report by Shams Charania. The report also mentioned how the Golden State Warriors have given Wiggins the liberty and support to manage this concern.
With Wiggins in such a dire situation, the added stress of rumors about his personal life is just cruel. While some fans undoubtedly hoped he’d return to the game during the Golden State Warrior’s rough patch, family comes first. The thought of regretting not being there for his father when he needed him most would be unbearable for Wiggins. The court can wait, but family cannot. Andrew Wiggins, even if he played, would not be fully present due to thoughts of his father. To help him get back to playing, the Golden State Warriors have chosen to give him the necessary space and backing until he’s mentally prepared to return.
Hopefully, with this finally revealed news, fans who were “demanding” that Wiggins reveal why he’s been absent can finally be put to rest. Remember, before anything else, we must be human beings first and sports fans second.