Small forward Andrew Wiggins has been compared to LeBron James in the past and recently Paul Biancardi took to his keyboard to defend the young Canadian’s honor. Wiggins is a young man of supreme talent so naturally he gets compared to some elite players, but it is true that maybe Wiggins could reach the level of All Star one day if things fall out right. You can check it out below.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) October 25, 2013
In case you did not read it, he opens with this, which just about sums up the argument.
“Much has been said about Andrew Wiggins and comparing last year’s top player to LeBron James and Kevin Durant out of high school. No one that I have seen in my 20 years in college coaching, except Kobe Bryant, has been as athletic, cerebral or skilled as LeBron James.”
If Wiggins lacks that cerebral quality, then it will be quite difficult for him to reach the superstar level. Biancardi concedes at the end that we all make comparisons, but in this case it is a bit too much.
“All that being said, comparisons are natural, but when the names of LeBron James or Kevin Durant pop up that is unfair.”
Unfair is true. Unfortunately life is not fair.