Andrew Wiggins apologizes for ‘gay’ remark after 40-point game

Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins scored a season-high 40 points in a win over the Thunder on Tuesday, but his postgame comments in the locker room garnered more attention than his play on the court.

When asked about how Thunder guard Dennis Schroder reacted toward T-Wolves players after an injury to OKC forward Nerlens Noel, Wiggins raised a few eyebrows.

“I don’t know what’s wrong with him. Uh, he was just gay. He was acting crazy for no reason,” Wiggins said. “I look right through him. He’s not someone I look at as a problem. Not at all.”

Wiggins later apologized on Twitter for using the word “gay” to describe Schroder’s behavior.

Wiggins could face a fine from the NBA for his comments. Nuggets center Nikola Jokic was fined $25,000 for using “derogatory and offensive language” in November when he described Bulls rookie Wendell Carter Jr. by saying: “No homo, he’s longer than you expect.”