The Canadian big man put up 17.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.2 assists a game during the last season.
And, of course, that ultimately helped his team get to the NBA Finals, which they handily won against the Boston Celtics.
That means that he is now an NBA champion after years of saying that was his ultimate goal.
the moment Wiggs became an NBA Champion >>> pic.twitter.com/7bJuFMS3ra
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) July 27, 2022
The Warriors recently posted a video of Wiggins in the moments before his team was officially named champs.
Walking off the floor for the last time, Wiggins is enthused, ecstatic, and exceptionally happy.
You can’t blame him – he had been trying to make it all the way through the NBA season since he first entered the league back in 2014.
Wiggins was the number one overall pick back in 2014 by the Cleveland Cavaliers, before the Minnesota Timberwolves got him and expected very good things.
There were many expectations for Wiggins and he got off to a great start, putting up an average of 16.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in his first season.
Throughout the next few seasons, those numbers were the norm.
Yet, the team never got even remotely close to making the NBA Finals and Wiggins got a bit lost in the league, not standing out among other players as much as fans expected.
All of that changed when he was sent to the Golden State Warriors during the 2019-20 season.
Once he started playing for head coach Steve Kerr, Wiggins found new life in his game and his determination and style.
He fit with the team incredibly well and was soon a pivotal part of its success.
And now he’s helped them become champions.