NBA’s Anthony Edwards apologizes for his homophobic comments
Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards recently issued a humiliating apology for his homophobic Instagram story.
Here is everything you need to know.
Anthony Edwards addressed his previous homophobic comments.
Anthony Edwards took to his official Twitter handle to apologize for his homophobic comments.
He wrote in a Sunday afternoon post: “What I said was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I’m terribly sorry.”
Furthermore, Edwards continued: “It is unacceptable for me or anyone else to use such language in such a hurtful way, there is no excuse for it, absolutely not.” I was raised better than that!
Edwards’ apology comes after he shared a homophobic clip on his Instagram story with his 1.2 million followers.
Earlier this week, the 22-year-old NBA star posted a video from his car, where he approaches a group of shirtless men standing on the sidewalk.
In the clip, Edwards can be heard using a racial slur.
He said, ‘Look at these weird blacks, man. Look at the world I came to.
What I said was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I’m so sorry. It is unacceptable for me or anyone to use such language in such a hurtful way, there is no excuse for it at all. I was raised better than that!
—Anthony Edwards (@theantedwards_) September 11, 2022
How will Anthony Edwards be punished?
It’s unclear if Anthony Edwards will receive any punishment for his comments from the Minnesota Timberwolves or the NBA.
However, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft is likely to be fined for his homophobic comments.
According to a report by The Star Tribune, Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant was fined $50,000 in April 2021. He reportedly used homophobic, misogynistic and profane language in a social media post directed at actor Michael Rapport.
Additionally, Rajon Rondo, Kobe Bryant, and Nikola Jokic were also fined for using racial slurs during NBA games in the past.
Anthony Edwards is crazy about this man 😭 pic.twitter.com/ccSkkDfe1E
— HaterMuse (@HaterMuse) September 11, 2022
More about Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards will soon enter his third season with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2022-23. He will arrive after his graduation from Georgia in 2020.
Additionally, Edwards averaged 21.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game last year. Additionally, he shot at a 35.7% clip from 3-point range.
Meanwhile, Minnesota Timberwolves president Tim Connelly discussed Edwards’ future on the court in an interview.
He said: ‘We think he can be a transcendent player.’
In addition, he mentioned: ‘We think he can be one of the best two-way players in the league. We think he can be a defender in all leagues. That’s a lot to put on his shoulders, but if we didn’t think he was capable of that, we wouldn’t be challenging him.