American provocateur Jason Whitlock got his desired result Tuesday, when he said Canadian athletes — and Vaughan’s Andrew Wiggins in particular — “perhaps don’t want it as much as some of the Europeans and certainly the American players.”
Speaking with fellow ESPNer Keith Olbermann, Whitlock, no stranger to controversial, attention-grabbing comments, said “Andrew Wiggins’ effort and intensity sometimes was inconsistent at Kansas and that might be a personality quark he’ll deal with throughout his career. “That’s why (the Cavs) would probably prefer to play with Kevin Love.
“This is what a lot of NBA people believe. American-born ... players have more intensity, they’re not as laid back.”
Canadians were defiant at training camp at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday in dismissing Whitlock’s statements.