Minnesota Timberwolves Superstar Anthony Edwards Gets Slammed, Offers Apology For Homophobic Comments

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Anthony Edwards is in hot water.

The No. 1 overall in the 2020 NBA Draft took a big step forward in his second year in the league. Edwards averaged 21.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.8 points per game in his second season. He was also at the center of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ thrilling playoff series with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Edwards’ star only continued to rise in the offseason. He played a leading role in Adam Sandler’s Netflix movie “Hustle” where he served as the movie’s main antagonist. Basketball fans were amazed by Edwards’ acting chops and the film was universally praised.

But now he may have just undone much of that goodwill.

Anthony Edwards Posts Homophobic Video On Social Media, Issues Apology

Edwards first found himself as the center of attention after voluntarily posting a video of himself stopping his car to belittle a group of shirtless men across the street.

Fans immediately called out Edwards for the video.

It didn’t take long for Edwards to issue a statement apologizing for the video.

Though many didn’t find the apology all that authentic.

Edwards and the TImberwolves enter the 2022-23 season with sky-high expectations. Minnesota made a blockbuster trade in the offseason to acquire three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert.

Edwards and Gobert help form a core that includes Karl Anthony-Towns and D’Angelo Russell. Timberwolves fans hope the quartet can lead their team to its first playoff series win since 2004.

For now, though, Edwards must focus on rehabbing his previously clean image.

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