CBS - Here’s today’s sign of just how high the hype about Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins, the projected No. 1 pick in next June’s much-hyped draft is. Bleacher Report reports that shoe companies are lining up to make unreasonable offers for the youngster forward the second he announces he’ll be leaving school for the draft. How unreasonable? How about $180 million over ten years? “From what I’m hearing, (Adidas) is really high on him,” an industry source said. “I’ve heard a range for sure, from like $140 to $180 million for like 10 years. That’s a big deal for a kid coming out of school because most rookie deals are probably like four years.” “I’m hearing from people at Kansas that he’s got a $180 million offer supposedly coming from Adidas,” a source close to Wiggins’ inner circle said. “But I also heard that Nike is going to match anything.”
By all accounts, this Canadian syrup guzzler Andrew Wiggins is the real deal. He’s drawn comparisons to Lebron, but with the ability to keep his hair past the age of 25. Wiggins is thought to be a guy who can immediately make a bad team a contender. So it’s only right that the Wizards are just barely not awful enough to have a shot at him. Not to say the Wizards are good. But they are set up just perfectly to creep into the 8th playoff spot in the east to have the honor of being mopped up by the Heat and miss the NBA draft lottery for the first time in a million or so years. I need John Wall and Bradley Beal to play demolition derby with their knees so we can have a shot at this guy. I’ve bought into the hype. Let’s get #WizardsTornACLs4Wiggins trending.
PS: This has to piss Lebron off so bad. Lebron only got 90 million from Nike when he came out of high school. Sure that was 10 years ago and times have changed, but no way he understands that. If Wiggins gets this deal, it is more than likely the first thing Lebron would do with a Delorean is go back to 2003 and demand 200 million.