The Minnesota Timberwolves have been missing a big-game star like Anthony Edwards for years. In the game against the Boston Celtics, who had not lost before, “Ant-Man” carried the team, especially in overtime, scoring eight of his 38 points to lead the Timberwolves to an exciting 114-109 victory over the Celtics.
Fans could not hold their excitement and love for Edwards as they took to many social media sites and apps and poured their inputs over there. One fan compared him to the NBA All-timer Michael Jordan, he wrote, “looking like baby MJ this season”.
looking like baby MJ this season
— jstn (@ThisAintJav) November 7, 2023
Edwards contributed nine rebounds, seven assists, and one steal, and he made 15–25 of his shots (StatMuse). Target Center was rocking because of his incredible overtime effort, much similar to what Michael Jordan did in his time. The ceiling is very high for Edwards and everyone including himself knows it.
He is destined for greatness if he keeps going like this. The fans of the Timberwolves have his back as they know he can be a future leader for their franchise. It remains to be seen now how he performs over the season as all eyes will be on him to deliver.
Anthony Edwards draws Michael Jordan comparisons from NBA experts
Since donning the storied #10 uniform, this young star, Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves has been nothing short of extraordinary in the FIBA World Cup. Due to his late takeover in a game against Germany, he is now frequently likened to Michael Jordan. Many NBA greats and experts have come out in favor of him and are comparing him to the great Michael Jordan.
Anthony Edwards is the New MJ, Says NBA Champion Nick Young:
“They should have gave it to Anthony Edwards. They would have… pic.twitter.com/fALKnP0q94
— Landon Buford (@LandonBuford) September 7, 2023
Greats like Nick Young, Kendrick Perkins, and Shaquille O’Neal joined in on the praise and comparisons. Edwards, the star of the Timberwolves is the NBA’s face, according to ex-Celtics player Kendrick Perkins. Later, Shaq posted the following along with Perkins’ analysis: “The MJ of our generation is here.”
Anthony Edwards tonight:
Clutch in Overtime. 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/diatjwsZy9
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) November 7, 2023
Ex-Golden State Warriors veteran Nick Young has jumped on the bandwagon as well. He referred to the Ant (Edwards) as the current Michael Jordan, someone the NBA might need at this very moment. “The league is about to be Anthony Edwards’,” said Young.
“This is Anthony Edwards league now, the new MJ. That boy looks just like MJ out there. They should have gave it to Anthony Edwards. They would have never lost to Lithuania…Anthony Edwards is looking like a star,” said Young about Edwards.
It remains to be seen how Edwards copes with all these huge comparisons being made by the NBA greats. Also, whether will he live up to it or not is to be seen but for now he is performing at the highest levels for both, his franchise and country.