Anthony Edwards has already established himself as the most effective quote within the NBA initially of his second season. After changing into the No. 1 total choose within the 2020 NBA Draft forward of final season, the Minnesota Timberwolves guard earned a fame for lighting up interview rooms along with his authenticity and humor throughout a formidable rookie season.
A few highlights from his first year: speaking about how nice he’s at baseball, tennis, lacrosse, golf, hockey, ect; bringing Popeye’s to a post-game press convention, saying he acquired two canines as a result of he doesn’t have a sufficiently big home for a pet lion, and demurring that his dunk of the year was simply “aight.”
Edwards is leveling up as a participant as he begins his second professional season, and he’s bringing the Wolves with him. Minnesota continued its surprisingly good begin on Wednesday night time with their finest win of the season to date: knocking off the reigning champion Milwaukee Bucks, 113-108, on their dwelling ground. The Bucks didn’t have Jrue Vacation or Brook Lopez, however this was nonetheless an excellent win for a younger Wolves crew.
Edwards iced the sport with a driving layup within the remaining 20 seconds to provide Minnesota the victory. He ended the night time with 25 factors, and was one in every of three Wolves gamers who scored at the very least that quantity. However even in a recreation Minnesota gained, Bucks famous person Giannis Antetokounmpo was nonetheless dominant.
Antetokounmpo ended the night time with 40 factors on 15-of-23 taking pictures with 16 rebounds, seven assists, and three blocks. Edwards was requested about Giannis after the sport, and he gave one other priceless quote.
“With a man like that, you possibly can’t stress about him scoring,” Edwards stated. “That’s what he’s going to do. I imply, motherf*cker is 7’2, 280 kilos. There ain’t nothing you are able to do about it. Shit, we put 4 individuals on him, and he nonetheless scores the ball. I used to be telling Leo (Wolves rookie guard Leandro Bolmaro) in the present day, as a result of we performed in opposition to him final yr, I’m like ‘bruh, I ain’t by no means seen nothing prefer it.’ You possibly can put 4 individuals on him, he would possibly miss it, bounce again up, and dunk it.
“There’s nothing you are able to do about it. Him scoring the ball doesn’t amaze none of us. That is what he do. I can’t even say we contained him, he nonetheless went for 40. The sport plan was to not let him beat us, and he nonetheless went for 40. I imply, he’s superb. He’s unstoppable. I don’t know what to say.”
After Giannis romped via the playoffs final season and dropped 50 factors within the Bucks’ championship-clinching Recreation 6 victory over the Suns, I did my best to capture what makes him so incredible. I believe Edwards supplied a extra evocative description utilizing 2 p.c as many phrases. As a clever man as soon as stated: “motherf*cker is 7’2, 280 kilos. There ain’t nothing you are able to do about it.”
By no means cease being you, Ant. Edwards and the Wolves have a vivid future, even when they don’t have a 7’2, 280-pound freak on their crew.