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Andrew Wiggins puts up three goggles


On Monday, I made an April Fools joke about Andrew Wiggins throwing up three goggles in a pickup game. It looks like I wasn’t actually that far off. Check out this picture of Andrew putting up the hand signal for the McDonald’s All-American photographers earlier this week.

And yes, I realize that three goggles didn’t originate with Kentucky, nor does throwing the sign automatically mean Wiggins will choose UK. While the three goggles gesture has become generic in the sport, it did get my pulse racing to see Wiggins throw it up. Why? Because of the numerous pictures we’ve seen of next year’s class from this week doing the same thing. From Doron to Kyle to MKG to the Harrison Twins, the hand signal does mean something in the Bluegrass, and it sure looks good on Andrew Wiggins.

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61 Comments for Andrew Wiggins puts up three goggles

  1. ShepKat
    1:32 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Some guys I just can’t picture in a UK unifrom. Unfortunately – Wiggins is one of them.

  2. ShepKat
    1:33 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink


  3. KCK
    1:38 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Andrew Wiggins looks like Dukie from “The Wire.”

  4. RICK
    1:39 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Who in the heck is Andrew Wiggins?

  5. BigBlueBallz
    1:39 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    @ #1, I seriously thought the same about Nerlens. Just thought how much better he’d look in G’Town colors but we got used to it man! Can you really see Wiggins in an FSU uniform though?

  6. Mass Confusion
    1:40 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    UK wasn’t the first or only school throwing up 3 googles

  7. Brian
    1:41 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    New James Young highlights

  8. kentuckyrules
    1:44 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry to be the rain, but the McDAA promo’s showed several players (non-UK) doing the same thing in the photos they ‘flashed’ during the game.

  9. Champ
    1:46 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    I think you are a little to obsessed w/ the three goggles. Him doing that means absolutely nothing. Im sure theyre probably all tired of being asked to do it all the time.
    Just my opinion.

  10. Rockfield, KY
    1:46 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    I know everyone says that the Trailblazers started teh 3-goggles things and that may be true, but it didn’t really take off until our team started doing it a couple years ago bc of the high visibility our program was getting. No one watcheds the Trailblazers play, but everyone watches us play, even if it’s to root against us.

  11. asdf
    1:46 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    The 3 goggles didn’t originate at UK, but the single-hand version did, I believe. The other schools and the NBA did the two-handed version, until Doron Lamb innovated the 1-handed version.

  12. J
    1:48 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Has it really come to this lol… We are excited about what hand signal a 17 year old kid is throwing up!

  13. asdf
    1:48 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Anyway, that’s not even the 3-goggle until he puts them over his eye. In the pic, it’s more like JJ from “Good Times” doing an A-OK before saying Dyno-MITE!”

  14. all right
    1:49 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Slow news day apparently. I hear Wiggins has a couple of blue shirts in his closet. How about a 500-word post on that?

  15. OMG
    1:50 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    OMG! HES COMING HERE! All jokes aside, every player in every basketball game in America throws up the goggles after they hit a trey. Dude in my church game lastnight threw them up, he must be committing to UK as well?

  16. Sign or Goggles?
    1:51 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    That’s not the 3 goggles. It’s the 3 sign. If he was putting up 3 goggles, he would be holding it up to his face…you know, like goggles.

  17. SexnNursinHomes
    1:54 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    I just thought he was paying tribute to Rodney Dangerfield.

  18. Kerr
    1:56 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    I am so done with this Wiggins SH*T

    Make a decision dude

    Or Eff Off

  19. DP
    2:01 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Pardon the harshness…but how was that even an April fools joke the other day? him throwing the three-goggles in a pickup game wouldn’t tell me anything more about his chances of coming to kentucky

  20. SexnNursinHomes
    2:02 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    18- hahaha yeah, you tell him a thing or three.

    btw- John Wall did the exact same thing. Did you tell Wall to make a decision or eff off?

  21. Amen!
    2:06 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Thank you #12! Its ridiculous we get our panties in a bunch over a hand gesture that is used in all of the entertaining business! From music, movies, politics and now sports. And while were on the subject,please research the origination of this hand gesture for yourselves and see where it originated from… Def not anywhere close to basketball!

  22. joe
    2:07 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink


  23. Deborah downward
    2:08 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    I believe if Wiggins does NOT come, it will become our proverbial “crutch”
    Or the “what if we Wiggins had come” scenario. We need to be prepared for life
    After Wiggins if he chooses elsewhere

  24. Bunzz
    2:13 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    First, this picture means nothing. But, I do think UK was the first throwing the 3-goggle. John Wall was the first that I saw do it. Now, doesn’t mean he was the first, or that UK was the first. I just don’t remember any other schools doing it before us. That being said, whoever started it, UK definitely made it famous, so it is ours. Kinda like the John Wall dance…he didn’t invent it, but no one would have known anything about it had he not made it famous.

  25. Real Big Blue
    2:14 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    The Harrison Twins + Randle really showed their pedigree last night.

    Dakari looked like he has the skill to challenge Cauley Stein from the first tip.

    James Young & Marcus Lee both had some moments to confirm why they are on the most elite stage @ the 18 year old level.

    This might be the most unselfish team of assassins ever combined.

    Have fun sitting this year out Alex.

  26. Real Big Blue
    2:16 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    With the depth we have now, each player is responsible for letting Cal know when they need a breather.

    If he has to yank you (instead of you yanking yourself) then 24,000 fans know you aren’t listening to your coach.

  27. Bryan
    2:19 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    BREAKING: multiple sources confirm wiggins used a blue pen at school today. Shade of blue yet to be determined. Stay tuned

  28. MemphisCat
    2:19 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    The Trolls are all over the site today…

  29. Unreal
    2:20 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Had Alex gone pro, there would be guys bitching about how he’s not ready and he’s and idiot, blah, blah, blah. Now that he’s staying, we have guys saying, “good luck seeing playing time”. You just can’t win with a lot of you. Alex will be just fine and will play plenty next year.

  30. Dandy Andy
    2:20 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    # 24 The Portland Trailblazers had already made it famous. They had shirts before I seen any of our guys do it. That said we did take it up a notch.

  31. teetats
    2:21 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone who thinks he’s a UNC lean because of his comment about playing against Parker, did you forget that cal said we’d likely be playing Duke in a dome venue in 2013-2014

  32. Champ
    2:23 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    28 you can criticize the site/articles without being a “troll”

  33. Al's IndiCats
    2:25 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    It could any of those comments…..OR it could be the number “9” in sign Language……Look it up!

  34. Shannon
    2:25 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    I hope this site moves on from Wiggins. If he was comming he probably would of commited by now and is just eating the spotlight like any teenager. If he comes fine if not we’ll still be fine. I’m tired of hearing about him, and from his comments regarding Jabari I believe he will end up in the ACC and probably UNC. It would be nice for him to let Cal know that he’s not comming if indeed thats the case, so we can give that scholly to Hawkins who really loves UK.

  35. Spaldball
    2:25 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    32). Amen brother. People on here act like if you find any fallacy with any of these writers you are a UofL troll. Lighten up people

  36. Real Big Blue
    2:26 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    #29 – Unreal – What position do you think Randle will play?

    Randle will get as many minutes as he wants + will start.

    Poythress will be his bag carrier.

  37. Johnboy
    2:29 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    This is lame. He’s said mid-may will be when he announces. So, I say try to be entertained with baseball, or spring football. This kid obviously has no clue where he’s going to go, even if he does, I’m tired of having to see these this posts about his sound bits and interviews. I know we love basketball, but this isn’t basketball, this is obsession with one guy. He wouldn’t really even be an anchor on our team. We’re still going to dominate without him. I don’t get why he’s getting 3-4 posts per day, with everyone predicting where he goes. Why should UK really care?

  38. 3 in your eye
    2:31 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    They actually meant 3 in your eye, and were thrown up when you hit a 3 in someone’s face.

  39. Real Big Blue
    2:34 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    I have a feeling that Alex Poythress simply has never been challenged.

    It’s highly likely he’s the biggest baddest looking dude from where he’s from. Because we all know people from Tennessee have soft & stinky malformed vaginas no one ever challenged him.

    So here he is, all big and bad looking but as tough as butter.

    If anything could make a soft Tennessee vagina liven up it would be Randle.

    He’s going to pound that ball right into the box. Again & again.

    Alex will either be a mouse or a man. He won’t stop Randle, but Randle could end up rubbing off on him.

  40. lay off alex
    2:37 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    29- You are correct. Alex will be just fine as he grows up. His numbers compare to mashburns first year–Mash:12pts 7Rbs Poyth:11pts 6Rbs. He will be fine and everyone should be happy he is coming back. Especially if we dont get wiggins.

  41. Real Big Blue
    2:37 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    We have an awesome class. Cal + Assistants have done an awesome job.

    Let’s talk about the maturity of the Twins last night. The poise, the IQ.

    The hustle.

    The reasons their team was up by 20 for most of the game (until their coach decided to play some of the other guys in the 2nd half).

    They pushed the ball up the court every time. A relentless assault that will make an opposing coach lose his marbles.

  42. RealCatsFan
    2:55 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    39, cut it out or you are going to give SNH an erection that lasts for more than 4 hours and he will have to call his doctor…

  43. Limited-edition holographic flat-top
    3:00 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    @22 you’re so right. That’s a blood sign and we’re not down for that. Fo chill [email protected]#re!

  44. Real Big Blue
    3:08 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    #42 РWhat does the Soci̩t̩ de Natation de Haguenau have to do with this?

  45. Slow news day?
    3:10 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Andrew Wiggins scratched his ass. I saw Calipari do that once too. That must mean he’s coming to Kentucky! Is it that slow of a news day to post GARBAGE like this?

  46. HereWeGo
    3:14 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    I thought I saw Antoine Walker flash the three goggles once after a shimmy celebration. Years later I crossed paths with him and asked him why he did that. He said “Because there ain’t no four goggles.”

  47. Confusious Say
    3:17 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    45- He who go to bed with itchy bung, wake up with smelly finger!

  48. bluegrass clint
    3:23 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    HEY GANG JUST GOT SOME IMPORTANT INFO = WIGGINS TO FSU !! Better than Carolina huh!! We could of used him but we’ll be great anyway. Go BLUE !!!!

  49. SexnNursinHomes
    3:25 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    42- haha I’m already packin’ one…..

  50. I Say
    3:25 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Mo Williams started the 3 goggles

  51. Al's IndiCats
    3:32 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Please if there is any justice in the world, PLEASE Wichita beat them dirty birds with teeth……

  52. Susan
    3:37 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe the “3” gesture means HE’LL PICK A SCHOOL IN 3 DAYS! Hurry up already!

  53. Cat fan Alex
    3:40 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    #48 I’ve heard the story about Wiggins going to FSU. I personally don’t believe it. I still think he’s wide open on his choice of schools. But you never know for sure.

  54. Chicago Chris
    3:47 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    I think the most telling thing is when he said he’d see Parker’s face a lot next season. That didn’t bode well, imo.

  55. paul
    3:47 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    I think it could represent 2013..with the 3 the ending number. Class of 2013.

  56. Steady
    3:54 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    I am very happy about Alex and WCS coming back. Go Big Blue!

  57. Guys,guys,guys (smh)
    4:16 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    What Andrew means by putting this “3goggle” sign up is that he has joined the illuminati. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Thought he was a good kid.

  58. Whatttt
    4:52 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins is a really good player but he seem to be somewhat a premadonna.I would like to have him but I think he sounds like he is a little about Andrew and less about the team.

  59. Did you watch the game?
    5:47 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    Did anyone here actually watch the game?? They showed a photoshoot where they were having all the players do this. That is where this picture came from. Pay attention and this wouldn’t even be a post.

  60. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    8:28 pm April 4, 2013 Permalink

    UK made the 3 googles popular, get over it. Just like John Wall made his dance popular, even though he did not invent it. Why is that so hard for some people to except?

  61. 2Blue4u
    10:18 am April 7, 2013 Permalink

    We don’t need another player who wants all the attention. Had enuf of that this past year. Go on to FL and good luck