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Andrew Wiggins Makes A Uni Cameo in Cleveland

August 7, 2014

Andrew Wiggins as a Cleveland Cavaliers on the first officially licensed NBA Rookie Cards for the 2014-15 season. Photo: Panini

Andrew Wiggins as a Cleveland Cavaliers on the first officially licensed NBA Rookie Cards for the 2014-15 season. Photo: Panini

For a few weeks this summer it appeared that Andrew Wiggins would be one of the key building blocks to help bring the Cleveland Cavaliers back to respectability in the NBA. It turns out we was simply making a uni cameo.

Wiggins is expected to be traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves along with the 2013 top draft pick Anthony Bennett and a 2015 first round draft pick in exchange for Kevin Love.

A uni cameo is a term coined by Paul Lukas of Uni-Watch.

Uni cameos are nothing new for the Cavs. Back in 1987, future all-star Kevin Johnson played part of season in Cleveland before being traded to the Phoenix Suns. Then Shaquille O’Neal suited up for a year near the end of his career in the final year of James’ first stint in Cleveland.

Wiggins’ situation is different than these other Cavs’ uni cameos. He did play in the NBA’s Summer League for Cleveland, however as long as the trade goes through in a few weeks, this uni cameo will be more like Kobe Bryant with the Charlotte Hornets.

Fortunately for Bryant, he did not not to have to go through this awkward ESPN interview. Despite the cringe factor with questions about his future, we get to see another Wiggins rookie card with the Cavs.

Andrew Wiggins with another Panini rookie card during what turned out to be an awkward ESPN interview. Photo: Deadspin

Andrew Wiggins with another Panini rookie card during what turned out to be an awkward ESPN interview. Photo: Deadspin

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  1. August 28, 2014 12:08 am

    too bad wiggins didn’t stay long at the cavaliers camp. how i’d love to see him team up with the former #1 pick. he’ll have to make a lot of work at Minnesota though.

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