Hours after he referred to as Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder guard Dennis Schroder “homosexual,” Minnesota Timberwolves ahead Andrew Wiggins sought to make clear his remark, saying early Wednesday morning that he would not use “any time period to disrespect” the LGBT neighborhood.

Wiggins made the remark about Schroder to reporters following the Wolves’ 119-117 win Tuesday over the Thunder.

“I do not know what’s fallacious with him. Uh, he was simply homosexual. He was appearing loopy for no motive,” Wiggins mentioned. “I look proper by means of him. He isn’t somebody I take a look at as an issue. Under no circumstances.”

After video surfaced of Wiggins’ feedback about Schroder, he later posted on his Twitter account.

Id like to make clear what I mentioned tonight throughout my put up sport media session. I mentioned: “I do not know what’s fallacious with him he was simply getting… appearing loopy for no motive”.

— andrew wiggins (@22wiggins) January 9, 2019

I’ve the utmost love and respect for the LGBTQIA neighborhood and I’d by no means use any time period to disrespect them in anyway.

— andrew wiggins (@22wiggins) January 9, 2019

Throughout the sport, Schroder was not joyful with Minnesota gamers after the Thunder’s Nerlens Noel was taken off on a stretcher as a result of of a head harm whereas attempting to defend a dunk try by Wiggins.

At one level after Noel exited, Schroder yelled out, “What are you laughing at?” towards Wolves gamers who he perceived have been speaking amongst themselves and laughing.

There was additionally a skirmish between Schroder and Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague. Two technicals have been referred to as on Teague and he was ejected. Schroder additionally was referred to as for a technical.

Up to now, the NBA has punished gamers to be used of anti-gay slurs, most not too long ago fining Denver Nuggets heart Nikola Jokic $25,000 final November for utilizing derogatory and offensive language throughout a postgame interview.

ESPN’s Royce Younger and The Related Press contributed to this report.

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