On Friday, the Cavaliers held a news conference to introduce Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 overall pick from Thursday’s NBA draft. It got off to a rough start when the Cavs play-by-play man Fred McLeod pulled a time warp, asking those gathered to “say hello to Mitchell Wiggins.” Right family, wrong generation.
Mitchell Wiggins’ played pro basketball for two decades beginning with his 1983 rookie season with the Chicago Bulls. Aside from time with the Bulls and Rockets, the elder Wiggins put in stints with a host of teams in lesser leagues, such as the Jacksonville Hooters (USBL), Fort Wayne Fury (CBA), Tondeña 65 Rhummasters (PBA), and Hickory Nutz (CBL).
Oh no! Cavs play-by-play announcer intros Wiggins as "Mitchell Wiggins." #RoughStart VIDEO: http://t.co/2NEQaLsi5M // pic.twitter.com/mkfkWvI143
— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) June 28, 2014
Andrew took the flubbing of his name in good stride — at least the Cavs didn’t confuse him with his track-star mother, Marita.
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