NBA’s Anthony Edwards apologizes for his homophobic comments
Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards issued a massive apology for his homophobic Instagram post.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Anthony Edwards shared his homophobic past
Anthony Edwards took to his official Twitter handle to apologize for his homophobic comments.
He wrote in a post on Sunday evening, ‘What I said was harsh, offensive and disrespectful, and I am deeply sorry.’
In addition, Edwards added, ‘I don’t like it or anyone to use that language in a bad way, there’s no reason for it. I’m better than that!’
Edwards’ apology came after he shared a homophobic clip on his Instagram account with his 1.2 million followers.
Earlier this week, the 22-year-old NBA star posted a video from his car in which he zoomed in on a group of shirtless men standing on the street .
In the clip, Edwards can be heard using a mocking tone.
He said, ‘Look at these a** of yours, man. Look at the world I came from.’
What I said was rude, rude, and disrespectful, and I’m really sorry. It’s not okay for me, or anyone, to use that language in a bad way, there’s no reason for it. I’m better than that!
— Anthony Edwards (@theantedwards_) September 11, 2022
How was Anthony Edwards punished?
It remains unclear whether Anthony Edwards will be punished for his comments by the Minnesota Timberwolves or the NBA.
However, the 2020 draft pick was 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, profanity, and language negative in a social media post aimed at actor Michael Rapaport.
Additionally, Rajon Rondo, Kobe Bryant, and Nikola Jokic have been fined for using racial slurs in past NBA games.
Anthony Edwards is wild for this guy 😭 pic.twitter.com/ccSkkDfe1E
— HaterMuse (@HaterMuse) September 11, 2022
Another story about Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards will enter his third season with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2022-23. It comes after he graduated from Georgia in 2020.
Additionally, Edwards averaged 21.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.5 steals per game last season. Additionally, he shot at a 35.7% clip from 3-point range.
Meanwhile, Minnesota Timberwolves President Tim Connelly spoke about Edwards’ future on the court in an interview.
He said, ‘We think he can be a great player.’
In addition, he said, ‘We think he can be one of the best double players in the league. We think he can be an all-league defender. That’s a lot to put on his shoulders, but if we don’t think he can do it, we won’t challenge him.’
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