NBA Twitter rages as senior ESPN writer makes outrageous claim and tries to take credit from Andrew Wiggins
Last night, the Golden State Warriors broke the trend and finally won an odd game in the 2022 NBA Finals. With the victory, they maximized their home court advantage and secured a 3-2 lead in the Finals. The Warriors dominated early on, but the Celtics came back strong in 3rd and pulled off a 22-point turnover.
However, the Warriors did not give up the fight and took the victory 104-94. Andrew Wiggins was huge last night. The former No. 1 pick scored 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead the team. With Stephen Curry in trouble last night, the Dubs needed someone to step in and Wiggins did.
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With this victory, the Warriors are only one victory away from winning their 4th title in 8 years. However, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst tried to take credit from the players and assign it to the owner’s checkbooks instead.
“They have a $340 million payroll, you just don’t have to beat the Warriors on the court, you have to beat their checkbook… it was a checkbook win for the Warriors” pic.twitter.com/3OzI3Jc0pX
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 14, 2022
NBA Twitter rages over Windhorst statement, demands credit for Andrew Wiggins
Going to the NBA Finals is a big accomplishment in itself. Take your team on your back and lead it to victory? It’s something you wouldn’t forget in your lifetime. Andrew Wiggins did the same last night. However, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst tried to take credit away from Wigs and give it to the owners. He claimed it was the checkbook that brought about the victory. Here’s why he’s wrong. First, most of the big-money players on the Warriors’ roster are players they drafted on their own. The only top 8 paid player who was not drafted by the Dubs is Wiggins.
NBA Twitter also had some things to say about the same.
I can’t believe this has been said. https://t.co/n6aSoOHJvx
— Bonta Hill (@BontaHill) June 14, 2022
Windhorst shouldn’t comment on anything other than snacks
— Warriors fan O🅿️timist (@GoIdenState) June 14, 2022
DRAFT Warriors Steph, Klay, Dray, Looney, Poole. Traded for Wiggins who, at the time, was one of the worst contracts in the league. All the other teams had a chance to pick up Gary Payton II who took the last spot on the roster. Respectfully, GTFOH
— Jimmy Fox (@IamJimmyFox) June 14, 2022
Yes, it’s absolutely the Warriors’ fault that they aren’t cheap, like every other billionaire owner, and actually PAY to HAVE and KEEP TALENT. It is not the organizations fault that they will go above and beyond to ensure success. Isn’t that the goal in sports- WIN???
— Ayrthon (@ayrthonupnext) June 14, 2022
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It was an L take from Windhorst, and frankly one expects better from someone in his position.