Andrew Wiggins has been away from the NBA since February. Since then, fans have been demanding to know what had happened to the All-Star. He is a very important piece on the Golden State Warriors roster right now. As the playoffs approach, Dub Nation worries about their chances of retaining the title without Wiggins’ presence. “Maple Jordan” has been very dominant over the last few seasons and a vital member of the organization.
It was later confirmed that Andrew Wiggins had taken time away from his work to deal with a serious family matter. It turned out that his father, Mitchell Wiggins, was dealing with a very serious medical condition. Golden State had opened up about his absence, stating that they weren’t going to force him to play as his problems were bigger than basketball. Wiggins did not appear for the last 22 games of the regular season.
Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins is cleared to play in Game 1 vs. Kings on Saturday, his first game since Feb. 13. Golden State is leaning toward Wiggins coming off the bench in a 20-to-25 minute playing time role, sources tell me and @anthonyVslater.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 13, 2023
However, things are about to turn around for the team. Andrew Wiggins was listed in their lineup against the Sacramento Kings. This will be a defining moment for the defending champs. They finished as the sixth seed in the West, which would not have been the case if Andrew was present. Regardless, it seems that the Warriors have established that Wiggins will need to spend time with his family. It could happen at any time during the playoffs as well.
What happened to Andrew Wiggins’ father?
Fans were extremely furious about Andrew Wiggins’ long absence. But the heat simmered down on knowing that it had to do with his father. The issue was never disclosed to the public and at the end of the day, the Wiggins family needed their space and time. However, while Andrew was away, rumors began to surface about his father and even his relationship with Mychal Johnson.
Andrew Wiggins missed 21 games this season attending to his father Mitchell Wiggins who has been dealing with a serious medical situation 🙏🏽
Andrew Wiggins is BACK! Just in time for the playoffs 👀 pic.twitter.com/PLaho139hw
— Warriors Nation (@WarriorNationCP) April 4, 2023
Mitchell Wiggins happened to play in the NBA as well. During his time, Wiggins played alongside Clyde Drexler and several other legendary all-stars. Unfortunately, the 80s witnessed an increase in the use of drugs. Mitchell was a cocaine abuser during his career. In 1987, the NBA banned Mitchell for two years after finding out about his secret. He returned in 1989 and concluded his NBA journey in 1992. People believe that his history of drug abuse may have caused his current illness.
Literally the farthest thing from the truth. It’s sad y’all even doing this.
— Mychal Johnson (@mycoool_) March 17, 2023
To add fuel to the fire, people began to speculate that Mychal Johnson had cheated on Andrew Wiggins. These claims were from a tweet that went viral. According to the tweet, Johnson was cheating on Wiggins with his best friend. Furthermore, their children were his best friend’s and not his. However, Johnson cleared the air and debunked the rumors.