Kansas City freshman phenom, Andrew Wiggins, was at the 2013 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Media Day addressing the hype surrounding comparisons to LeBron James and Kevin Durant.
18-year-old Wiggins is facing a significant amount of pressure and he hasn’t even played one game for the school yet. That’s why Kansas head coach Bill Self swooped in to the rescue, to diffuse the situation and alleviate some of the pressure his player is facing.
“Well, he hasn’t asked for any of it,” Self said. “If you talk to him, he’s humble and a low key guy that deflects attention as much as anybody I’ve been around. But when you hear those things, it’s not fair. … He’s just Andrew“
Here’s what Wiggins had to say about being compared to the two best players in the NBA:
“I’ve got a long way to go before I can be compared to LeBron and Durant,” Wiggins said. “Those are the best players in the world right now and I’m still in college. So I think it’s really unfair to compare me to someone of that caliber. Hopefully one day I can be compared to them, but I think I still have a long way to go before I can be.”
Do you agree with Wiggins? Is it unfair to compare him to James and Durant?