PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Andrew Wiggins was at the Sixers practice facility on Monday, but no one was allowed to speak to him.
When Sixers beat reporters showed up at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) on Monday to cover Wiggins’ appearance, security guards forced them off the premises.
Sixers reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, Bob Cooney, joined the 94WIP Morning Tuesday and told the story.
“What happened was, we’re gathered by the entrance of the gymnasium where we always go and a security guard comes out and says you guys need to move it back,” Cooney explained. “Move back to the garage area which is a good 100 yards away from the entrance to the gym. Somebody else comes out and says no, you need to move it out to the street — this is still PCOM people. Get down to the sidewalk, leading to the driveway that goes up to the entrance of the gym, then a police officer comes out and says you guys need to be in the street.”
Cooney went on to explain Wiggins and Nerlens Noel got into a car and pulled away from the facility without acknowledging the fans or media.
94WIP host, Angelo Cataldi, said on Tuesday that he has “never seen anything that outrageous” and demanded an apology from the Sixers. Listen to Cataldi’s rant below:
Howard Eskin joined the 94WIP Morning Show as well on Tuesday and called it, “One of the most disgraceful things to ever happen in this city.”
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