NBA Anthony Edwards apologizes for homophobic remarks


Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards recently apologized for his homophobic Instagram story.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Anthony Edwards commented on previous homophobic remarks.

Anthony Edwards officially issued an apology for his homophobic remarks on Twitter.

“What I said was immature, hurtful and rude,” he wrote in a Sunday afternoon post.

Edwards continued, ‘It is unacceptable to use language that hurts me or anyone like that, and there is absolutely no excuse. I grew up better than that!’

Edwards’ apology came after sharing a homophobic clip with 1.2 million followers on Instagram Stories.

Earlier this week, the 22-year-old NBA star posted a zoomed-in video of a group of shirtless men standing on the sidewalk in their car.

In the clip, Edwards can be heard using racial slurs.

He said, ‘Look at these weird bastards. I see the whole world.’

What punishment will Anthony Edwards face?

It’s unclear what punishment Anthony Edwards will face from the Minnesota Timberwolves or the NBA for his remarks.

However, the first overall pick in the 2020 draft is most likely to face a fine for homophobic remarks.

According to a report by The Star Tribune, Brooklyn Nets striker Kevin Durant was fined $50,000 in April 2021. He is known for using homophobic, misogynistic and profane language in social media posts aimed at actor Michael Rapaport.

Rajon Rondo, Kobe Bryant, and Nikola Jokic have also been fined for using racial slurs during past NBA games.

More about Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards will soon enter his third season with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2022-23. Coming after graduating from Georgia in 2020.

Edwards averaged 21.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game last year. Besides, his 3-point shooting percentage was 35.7%.

Meanwhile, Tim Connelly, chairman of the Minnesota Timberwolves, spoke about Edwards’ future in an interview.

‘We think he can be a transcendent player,’ he said.

He added: ‘We think he’s one of the best two-way players in the league. We think he could be an Olig defender. That’s a lot to carry on his shoulders, but we wouldn’t have challenged him if we didn’t think he was capable.’

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