While his brother spars online with Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins takes up fight with Stephen Jackson

AP Photo/David Zalubowski
9 Comments

Jimmy Butler lit a fuse by requesting a trade from the Timberwolves.

Then, Andrew Wiggins‘ brother, Butler, Stephen Jackson and Wiggins himself all fanned the flames of the resulting fire.

Butler reportedly had problems with Andrew Wiggins last season, specifically Wiggins’ work ethic and defensive approach. Want corroborating evidence the Minnesota teammates aren’t simpatico? Wiggins’ brother, Nick Wiggins, tweeted (and deleted) “Hallelujah” to news of Butler’s trade request:

Butler – probably not coincidentally while working out – responded via Instagram:

Butler:

Hallelujah, keep that same energy

Then the retired Jackson acted out an elaborate scene in which Andrew – played by Jackson – copped to having no heart:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn7qmsqHdby/?taken-by=_stak5_

The real Andrew Wiggins didn’t like that and posted on Instagram:

Jackson responded:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn7w3ieHIZN/?taken-by=_stak5_

If he didn’t like Butler giving him grief, Wiggins darned sure isn’t ready for heat from Jackson.