The Cleveland Cavaliers could have had Andrew Wiggins. The man was on their team. They traded him before he ever played an NBA game — to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love, a double-double machine who could complement LeBron James and get the title banners rising in Cleveland. Love is a helluva player. But there are very few players who can do what you’ll see below.
It’s the kind of play that only athletic superfreaks can make. And Andrew Wiggins tries it. He ultimately misses the dunk over shot-blocking phenom Hassan Whiteside. But the rage and ambition with which he attacks the rim, taking to the air from about nine feet out and soaring, is something you won’t soon forget seeing. This one didn’t go in, but the next one will. LeBron James can only watch and wonder what might have been.