Although Andrew Wiggins just wants to be wanted, the Cleveland Cavaliers top pick certainly doesn’t look too upset as he deals with swirling trade rumors.
He along with the rest of his 2014-15 rookie class are taking part in the Panini rookie photo shoot today and needless to say, they’re all having a good time.
The trading card company, who has a deal with the NBA, brings every rookie class together to sign trading cards and pose for their photos but I’d venture to guess that eventually gets somewhat boring. So, to spice things up, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine decided to have a social media dunk challenge.
Along with Glenn Robinson III, Zach LaVine (who’s already one of the premier dunkers in the NBA without even playing an official game) decided they would throw down some impressive slams and tweet out a video of the action. But that wasn’t it as LaVine decided to puff out his chest and challenge Andrew Wiggins to a duel.
LaVine opened with this impressive dunk.
Not one who would let the challenge pass him by, Andrew Wiggins decided to counter with this.
While it was cool of Wiggins to participate, that was a relatively weak dunk in comparison to LaVine. Of course, it’s extremely doubtful that anybody would ever out-dunk the former UCLA but Andrew Wiggins has to throw down something a little more emphatic, right?
The challenge has continued with other first round selections as well, including a three-player dunk involving Nik Statuskas (Sacramento Kings), Mitch McGary (Detroit Pistons) and the previously mentioned Glenn Robinson.
Looks like a fun time was had by all.