Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards recently issued a big apology for his homophobic Instagram Story.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Anthony Edwards addressed his previous homophobic comments
Anthony Edwards took to his official Twitter handle to issue an apology for his homophobic comments.
He wrote in the post on Sunday afternoon, ‘What I said was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I am incredibly sorry.’
Furthermore, Edwards continued, ‘It is unacceptable for me or anyone to use that language in such a way that it hurts, there is no excuse for it, nothing. I was brought up 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, zooming in on 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 la** n****s, man. Look at the world you came into.’
What I said was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I’m incredibly sorry. It is unacceptable for me or anyone to use that language in such a way that it hurts, there is no excuse for it, nothing. I grew up better than that!
— Anthony Edwards (@theantedwards_) September 11, 2022
How will Anthony Edwards be punished?
It is still 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 aimed at actor Michael Rapaport .
Additionally, Rajon Rondo, Kobe Bryant, and Nikola Jokic have also been fined for using racial slurs during NBA games in the past.
Anthony Edwards is wild for 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. This will come 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 spoke about Edwards’ future on the court in an interview.
He said, ‘We think he can be a transcendent player.’
Furthermore, he mentioned, ‘We think he can be one of the best two-way 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 didn’t think he was capable of doing it, we wouldn’t be challenging him.’
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