Despite Evidence To The Contrary, I'm Not Entirely Sure That Andrew Wiggins Called Dennis Schröder Gay
In stating the blatantly obvious, it certainly sounds like Andrew Wiggins decided to throw it back to the early 2000's by casually and shamelessly referencing something entirely unrelated to genital preference as homosexual. There's just absolutely no denying that. I went into it trying to hear "gay" then I re-watched it trying to hear "getting", and the audio simply ain't on the side of the man who swears his innocence.
Fortunately for him, however, the context kinda is. It's easy to look past that, as nuance has basically gone the way of the landline, but there's nothing else preceding an attempt at speaking that was as questionable as his career arc that leads me to believe that Andrew Wiggins used "gay" (or meant to say "gay") in a derogatory fashion. As someone who is being paid like he's not a wildly laughable lackluster 1st overall pick, Andrew Wiggins has probably used up his full allotment of benefit of the doubt. That being said, I still feel inclined to offer him some, for if that was an insult then it was the most unimpassioned insult in the history of spoken word. In my limited interactions with the homophobic, they don't typically half-ass their feelings on gender fluidity.
Of course, it would be quite fitting of Andrew Wiggins' career if he did regrettably say it, as he's unimpressively offensive while showing very little effort on the defensive, but I can't help but think he either misspoke or we misheard him. Especially since he'd have be guilty of the type of venomous verbal vomit that would make Derrick Rose hold his nose to accidentally send an opponent off on a stretcher and follow it up by inciting the ire of the LGBTQ community in a way that made his 40-point night a complete footnote.