Andrew Wiggins says he wants to play for the Raptors & would like to play Kobe 1-on-1

Published on July 18th, 2013 by Astramskas, David | 7,001 views

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Gatorade Athlete of the Year, future JayHawk and probably #1 pick in the NBA draft talked with ESNEWS about pressure, Kansas, what player he would like to play 1-on-1 with and his destination of choice when he makes it to the league.

When asked about what player he would like to play 1-on-1 with he said Kobe Bryant because “he’s the closest thing to Michael Jordan and Jordan is the greatest of all-time.”  When the reporter followed up by asking what he would like to say to Kobe if Kobe was listening, Wiggins just smiled and said “I’m a big fan.”

Surprisingly when asked who his favorite player of all-time was he answered with the Answer – Allen Iverson.   Too bad he was only 6 years old when Iverson was dropping 50 point games in the playoffs against the Raptors.

What wasn’t a big surprise is hearing the 18 year old Canadian say he would like to play for the Toronto Raptors.   It’s not often Raptor fans get to hear a future franchise player say they want to play for Toronto.  I think the last time that happened is when Hakeem decided to play his 18th season in Toronto – but that was more about money and issues with Les Alexander than anything in Toronto.


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David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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