Golden State Warriors star Andrew Wiggins’s girlfriend has slammed the internet as a ‘sick place’ amid rumors over the player’s absence.
Wiggins has not played since a February 13 win against Washington due to ‘personal reasons’ and his timeline to return, if at all this season, is unknown.
However, while the forward has been out, rumors over the reasoning behind his absence have been making the rounds on social media.
His girlfriend, Mychal Johnson, who has two daughters with the NBA star, has hit back at the false rumors online.
Taking to Twitter last week, Johnson, 27, called the internet ‘sick’ as chatter over Wiggins’s absence continued.
Andrew Wiggins’s (R) girlfriend Mychal Johnson (L) hit out at false rumors over his absence
Johnson called the internet ‘sick’ on Twitter as chatter over Wiggins’s absence continued
‘The internet is really a sick place,’ Johnson wrote alongside a vomiting emoji.
She shared another post the following day, adding, ‘The farthest thing from the truth. It’s sad y’all even doing this.’
She also retweeted a tweet that read: ‘Don’t believe everything you read on social media!!!’
The former basketball player at the University of Notre Dame and a 2018 NCAA champion did not elaborate further on her posts.
Wiggins and Johnson have been dating for almost a decade after meeting in high school and share two daughters together, Amyah, 4, and Alayah, who turns a year old next month.
Golden State, nor Wiggins, have shared any details about the reasoning for his absence.
But one Warriors player told The Athletic that ‘what he’s dealing with is some real (expletive).’
Earlier this month, Warriors coach Steve Coach remained somewhat optimistic over Wiggins’s return and insisted the team was giving him the time and space he needed.
‘I think that’s the hope (that he’ll return), but really there’s nothing to report on,’ head Kerr prior to the overtime win against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 11.
‘We’re giving him his space as he deals with something that’s way more important than a game.
She added another post claiming the speculation was ‘the farthest thing from the truth’
The 27-year-old shares two daughters with the NBA star Amyah, 3, and Alayah, 11 months
Johnson and Wiggins have been together for almost a decade after meeting in high school
The former University of Notre Dame basketball player regularly attends Wiggins’s games
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr remained hopeful Wiggins will return in 2023
‘If he’s able to come back, then that would be great, and if not then that’s the case. Whatever happens we’ll handle it accordingly.’
Warriors star Stephen Curry also said: ‘Friend to friend, teammate to teammate, sending him support.
‘Tough situation with him being away for so long but necessary. Life is bigger than basketball.
‘Whatever him and his family are going through, that’s all that matters. Whenever he’s ready to come back, I’m sure he will.
‘That’s how he’s built in terms of being available. I know he’s missing the vibe and being with us, and we miss him too.’
A first-time All-Star and an NBA champion with Golden State in 2021-22, Wiggins signed a four-year, $109 million extension in October.
This season, the Canadian is averaging 17.1 points and 5.0 rebounds in 37 starts.
Drafted No. 1 overall in 2014 by the Cavaliers, Wiggins has career averages of 19.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists through 635 games with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Warriors.