‣ Anthony Edwards, a rising star in the NBA, believes that no one in the league can guard him, including Michael Jordan in his prime. However, he does not like being compared to Jordan and wants such comparisons to stop.
‣ Edwards is gradually proving his worth as a potential league MVP, averaging 24.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.8 assists this season with Minnesota. He considers himself among the best players in the NBA, but acknowledges Nikola Jokic as the best.
‣ Anthony Edwards is expecting his first child. His girlfriend, Jeanine Robel, confirmed her pregnancy on social media, and the announcement was met with congratulations from fans and other NBA stars.
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Anthony Edwards, the Wolves star, is pretty confident about his game. He doesn’t think anyone in the NBA can guard him, even the legendary Michael Jordan in his prime. “Hell, nah,” he responded when asked how he’d fare against the Bulls icon.
Edwards recently had a chat on Complex’s “360 with Speedy.” He came across as confident, but not a fan of being compared to Jordan. It’s a comparison that makes him uncomfortable. He’s not too keen on being seen as the next Jordan.
He wants the comparisons to stop. He acknowledges that Jordan is the greatest to ever play basketball, and he feels he’s far from that level. Edwards made these comments during the interview.
Agreeing with him isn’t hard. Jordan, the Chicago icon, has six NBA championships to his name. He’s the fifth all-time leading scorer and boasts career averages of 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 5.3 assists over 15 seasons. Edwards, on the other hand, is just 22. But he’s gradually proving his worth as a potential league MVP, averaging 24.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.8 assists this season with Minnesota.
Edwards is confident about a hypothetical game with the GOAT. “He gonna know who I am when the game is over,” he declared. He’s tried to do the same with LeBron James, but it never goes as planned. They always double team him. He’s always trying to “cook” LeBron.
When asked about his standing in the NBA, Edwards said he’s “for sure” among the best. But he stopped short of calling himself the greatest. He gives that honor to Nikola Jokic. Edwards was impressed by Jokic’s playoff run. “He just dominated everybody,” he said.
Edwards’ personal life is also making headlines. His girlfriend, Jeanine Robel, confirmed her pregnancy on Instagram. Edwards is set to become a father. The announcement was met with congratulations from fans and fellow NBA stars.
Edwards has always been open about his relationship with Robel. He made a post this summer addressing those who thought they could profit from his contract. He made it clear that Robel is the only one who’s “coming up.”
Jeanine, who is seven years Edwards’ senior, is a regular at Timberwolves games. Edwards hasn’t announced the pregnancy himself yet. But we can expect more baby updates on social media soon.
Edwards has always tried to make Robel feel special. “My girlfriend’s birthday is in two days, and she is going out of the country, so I had to put on a show for her,” he posted at the start of the year.