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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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Former NBA swingman Stephen Jackson and Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins traded virtual barbs on Instagram Wednesday night. 

Jackson initiated the beef when he posted a video (Warning: contains profanity) telling Wiggins how he should have responded after his brother, Nick, published a since-deleted tweet that said “Hallelujah” once he saw Jimmy Butler had requested a trade. 

Wiggins issued a reply on his Instagram story and referred to Jackson as a “bum ass.” 

“I hope you have a good year,” Jackson said in a follow-up video posted to his Instagram. “I hope somewhere you can find some heart and find some passion for the game and have a good year. I really wish you the best. 

“Old? I’m 40. Thank God, I’m happy to see 40. Bum? I ain’t never been that. You know that. I’m from the old school, bruh. I’m cut under the old law. Respect it or check it. … Say man, make sure your energy is straight when you see me, bruh. I’m pretty sure you know who I am.” 

Nick Wiggins then reinserted himself into the drama in Jackson’s Instagram comments (Warning: contains profanity)

Butler had some fun at Nick’s expense earlier in the day when he said, “Hallelujah…keep that same energy” during a workout video posted on Instagram. 

The Timberwolves are scheduled to hold their annual media day Monday. At this rate, we can only hope both Butler and Wiggins are in attendance.  

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