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Dave Wiggins

Former longtime Japan resident Dave Wiggins, who was a sports columnist and television analyst in Tokyo, is now a sports writer based in Vero Beach, Florida. He contributes a bi-monthly column on the North American sports scene to The Japan Times. Wiggins, who was a TV sportscaster in Hawaii for several years prior to his time in Japan, is known for his keen observations and acerbic wit. In 2006 he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Foreign Sportswriters Association of Japan.

For Dave Wiggins's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Wideouts Beckham, Bryant showing new maturity

| Jan 24, 2017

Wideouts Beckham, Bryant showing new maturity

Despite Odell Beckham Jr.’s recent misadventures, MAS believes the New York Giants receiver is in the process of ditching his diva persona. “Are you losing your mind, MAS?” you say, with some incredulity. “The guy just pulled a Tony Romo-Cabo number. And then followed ...

Booker has Suns on rise following a season to forget

| Nov 15, 2016

Booker has Suns on rise following a season to forget

The 2015-16 season was one from hell for the Phoenix Suns. A team-record losing streak, a near-last place Western Conference finish for a once-proud franchise (only the woeful LaLaLand Lakers finished below them), injuries to key players, embarrassing on-court tantrums, locker room hissy-fits by ...