The article was quite lacking in depth, not really worth $2.99 a year.
I think 50% of the posters here could have drawn the same conclusions based on watching youtube clips.
LeBron of course was better.
The LeBron James comparisons are unfair, as LeBron was a transitional, once in a generation prospect. Some scouts worried he was 'too ready' and that his large frame and strength would be a hindrance and slow him down as he matured.
LeBron was basically ready in grade 11 (not unlike Wiggins, hence the parallels) but LeBron was a man, Karl Malone Size with perimeter skills. Wiggins is still very much in a boys body.
Wiggins also gets a bit more ink than he should because he is from Canada and that makes him unique as a non-American has never generated this much hype. This reality increases his exposure by 33% and the fact that he has famous parents also adds to the narrative, with LBJ it was all about the freakishness.
Where Wiggins can take comfort is the fact that his dad was a strong, physical player with an above average build for the era.
There is no reason not to believe that the younger Wiggins still has soe filling out to do.
Also, having a better jumpshot at this stage is crucial, the book on the uber athletes is to take away the middle and give up the jumpshot. If the jumper is wet, the player becomes unguardable. If Wiggins can near Kevin Durant in shooting and near LeBron James in the attack (not emulate as both are the best at those specific skill sets, just approach their ability) he can be a great double threat, something the league rarely sees. His head seems to be on straight and the work ethic seems to be there (he is giving up a summer on the Canadian Junior Team to be in Lawrence everyday practicing, playing internationally against kids his own age won't help his long term prospects as much as being in the gym honing his skills) and he seems to be still maturing physically. Wiggins can go a lot of ways, but I'd be well surprised if he wasn't an NBA All Star by year 3 at the very latest.
I guess the question is, who in the NBA would you take right now ahead of him at the 2/3 spot?
After that it gets pretty thin quickly (good players, but not good enough to pass up gambling on Wiggins potential), so you already have him near elite status, and with Kobe and Pierce at the end of their careers he can only go up