After the NBA athlete Andrew Wiggins decided to opt-out of vaccination due to religious exemptions, many are curious to know his religion. Is Wiggins Christian?
Andrew Christian Wiggins is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for Golden State Warriors in the NBA.
After being the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, Wiggins started his professional career with Minnesota Timberwolves.
Later after five successful and impressive seasons with the Timberwolves, he was traded and moved to his current team Golden State Warriors.
Wiggins, having displayed impressive plays has established himself as a top player in the team.
Now, there are concerns that he might not be able to play every game after he decided not to get vaccinated.
While addressing the situation, San Fransisco Chronicle reports that the player can remain unvaccinated only after the media or religious exemption is allowed by the league.
Following this several people are curious to know about the religious exemption as well as Andrew Wiggins’ religion.
The Warriors have "increasing concern" about the availability of Andrew Wiggins due to local COVID-19 mandates, per @Rusty_SFChron
He has declined getting the vaccine and said he won't receive it unless he's forced to. pic.twitter.com/XAMkXanGCp
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 23, 2021
Andrew Wiggins Religion: Is He Christian?
Despite the NBA athlete took the religious exemption, the details regarding Andrew Wiggins’ religion still remains a mystery.
He might be a Christian or of any other religion as well.
But considering the fact that more than 70 per cent of the total population of Canada is Christian, the thoughts are inclining to that religion.
Similarly, the fact that he has Christian in his middle name might also hint towards Wiggins being Christian by religion.
However, there is no confirmation about his religion on the internet and the player also hasn’t given any such clues on his social media.
In fact, Andrew has not uploaded any pictures that indicate the player celebrating any certain festival or religious occasion.
Hence, it is quite hard to pinpoint his religion and religious beliefs at the moment.
Andrew Wiggins Parents And Family Details
Andrew Wiggins was born to his parents, father Mitchell Wiggins and mother Marita Payne-Wiggins.
Both of his parents are former athletes which might be the reason that he excelled in sport from an early age.
As a matter of fact, Andrew’s father Mitchell is a former NBA player whereas his mother Marita is a former Olympic track and field sprinter as mentioned in his Wikipedia.
Besides his aprents, the Canadian athlete also has five siblings in his family, two brothers and three sisters.
Wiggins’ brothers are Mitchell and Nick whereas his sisters are Stephanie, Angelica and Taya.
— Zipporah (@zipporahsurresh) July 11, 2015
Who Is Andrew Wiggins Girlfriend?
Andrew Wiggins is currently dating his girlfriend Mychal Johnson.
Wiggins and his girlfriend Johnson have been together for at least four years now and the couple also has two children together.
Both of them are daughters and their youngest child Alayah Milan was born on April 16, 2021, whereas their elder daughter Amyah was born on October 11, 2018.
New York Post also mentions an incident when the NBA athlete delayed his girlfriend’s induced labour so that he could finish a regular-season match.
After the match, Andrew went to the hospital afterwards.
— New York Post (@nypost) May 6, 2021
Meet Andrew Wiggins On Instagram
The basketball superstar Andrew Wiggins can be found on Instagram under the handle @22wiggins.
He has a verified Instagram account with over 1.8 million followers.
The player usually posts pictures of his game as well as some rather rare personal event photos.