Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins denied referring to Dennis Schroder as "gay" on Tuesday night and clarified that he has "the utmost respect and love" for the LGBTQ community.
Wiggins used the term in response to a question about Schroder's demeanor at various points in Minnesota's 119-117 win on Tuesday. The Oklahoma City guard appeared upset about the Timberwolves' reaction to Thunder big man Nerlens Noel's injury and was issued a technical foul after a heated encounter with Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague a few minutes thereafter.
"I don't know what's wrong with him. Uh, he was just gay. He was acting crazy for no reason," Wiggins told reporters after the game. "I look right through him. He's not someone I look at as a problem. Not at all."
Wiggins later claimed on Twitter that he had said "getting" rather than "gay."