Most of the country probably missed Andrew Wiggins’ postgame interview in the national spotlight on TNT late Tuesday night.
It might have been a good thing. Play-by-play announcer Marv Albert labeled it the “delusional interview of the season.”
The Timberwolves shocked Golden State and Steph Curry with a 124-117 overtime victory at Oracle Arena, the Warriors’ second loss in three games at home after winning 54 straight.
Wiggins scored 32 points, had six steals, five rebounds and four assists to lead the Wolves. Then he said the following after the victory, “My team is good. We can win on any given night.”
“[This gives us] a lot of confidence. They’re the best team with the best record, right now. So we came into the game thinking we’ve got to beat them,” Wiggins added. “It was a good challenge for us, a young team. If we want to make the playoffs, this is a team we’re going to have to beat in the playoffs, to win the playoffs.”
Albert responded to the 21-year-old Wiggins’ comments by saying “Did he say we could win on any given night? So we had 26 given nights,” referring to the Wolves’ 26 wins. Analyst and former player Chris Webber laughed before adding “And then he said ‘This is a team we’re going to have to beat in the playoffs.’ Slow down, young fella. Slow down.”
Albert concluded the rant.
“We vote that the delusional interview of the season,” he said. “But a terrific win for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and this crowd is leaving the building in disbelief. “
Watch the highlight. Zach Lavine and Wiggins share a moment during the interview. What do you think of Wiggins' comments?