Andrew Wiggins, Stephen Jackson Engage in Instagram Beef

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistSeptember 20, 2018

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Former NBA swingman Stephen Jackson and Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins traded virtual barbs on Instagram Wednesday night.

Jackson initiated the beef when he posted a video (warning: contains profanity) telling Wiggins how he should have responded after his brother, Nick, published a since-deleted tweet that said "Hallelujah" once he saw Jimmy Butler had requested a trade.

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Stephen Jackson reenacts how Andrew Wiggins should have responded to his brother’s tweet about Butler’s trade rumors (NSFW) (via @DaTrillStak5) https://t.co/iPQAaJ61r1

Wiggins issued a reply on his Instagram story and referred to Jackson as a "bum ass."

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Tell us how you really feel, Andrew Wiggins 😳 https://t.co/wSsCJvtBN4

"I hope you have a good year," Jackson said in a follow-up video posted to his Instagram. "I hope somewhere you can find some heart and find some passion for the game and have a good year. I really wish you the best.

"Old? I'm 40. Thank God, I'm happy to see 40. Bum? I ain't never been that. You know that. I'm from the old school, bruh. I'm cut under the old law. Respect it or check it. ... Say man, make sure your energy is straight when you see me, bruh. I'm pretty sure you know who I am."

Nick Wiggins then reinserted himself into the drama in Jackson's Instagram comments (warning: contains profanity):

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This won’t end https://t.co/7z1D7TUjeS

Butler appeared to have some fun at Nick's expense earlier in the day when he said, "Hallelujah...keep that same energy" during a workout video posted on Instagram.

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Jimmy hit 'em with that 🙌🏿 (via @JimmyButler) https://t.co/um2XxM2aLG

The Timberwolves are scheduled to hold their annual media day Monday. At this rate, we can only hope both Butler and Wiggins are in attendance.


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