He was a pivotal part of the Warriors squad that just claimed their latest Finals victory, overcoming the Boston Celtics in six games.
Wiggins greatly helped his Warriors squad, averaging 18.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game.
That’s the second-most points for his team, behind only Steph Curry.
Wiggs eats free in The Bay for life. pic.twitter.com/9WmyDNgOkg
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 21, 2022
Of course, Wiggins was front-and-center during Monday’s celebratory parade for the Warriors in San Francisco.
He is now a beloved figured for California sports fans, as evident by a Warriors tweet which simply said, “Wiggs eats free in The Bay for life.”
That’s definitely the case: Wiggins is now a hero after years of being one of the most-watched and criticized young players in the league.
Long Time Coming
He joined the NBA back in 2014 and his career has been full of ups and downs ever since.
He was the number one pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and made his first NBA home in Minnesota with the Timberwolves.
In his first season, Wiggins averaged 16.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists.
There were many that thought he would lead the T-Wolves to a deep run in the playoffs.
However, that wouldn’t be the case and Wiggins didn’t get to experience his first postseason until the 2017-18 season.
Some fans were let down by Wiggins at that point, thinking he had a lot of potential but wasn’t converting it into something meaningful for his team.
But that changed when he moved to the Bay.
Under Steve Kerr, Wiggins has come to life and is playing with enthusiasm, speed, athleticism, and smarts.
He’s the player that people always knew he could be.
And now he’s a champion.