Stephen A. Smith compared Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards to the greatest player in NBA history after Thursday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Smith compared him to Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and the explosive Vince Carter.
Edwards has emerged as a superstar with the Timberwolves this season. While Smith admits he’s not quite at the level of some of those greats yet, he’s made it clear he’s moving in that direction.
“I see Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan in Anthony Edwards”
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What Edwards and the Timberwolves have done this season has been nothing short of incredible. The Timberwolves currently have a record of 30 wins and 11 losses, ranking first in the Western Conference. As for Edwards, he’s playing the best basketball of his young career.
Edwards averaged 26.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game this season. He has fully grown into the best player on the Timberwolves roster and can go toe-to-toe with any player in the league.
“He’s special. “As far as the names I mentioned, he’s not there yet, but he’s coming and he’s going to bring in the box office. “
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To say Edwards’ future is bright would be quite the understatement. At just 22 years old, the sky is truly the limit for Edwards and the Timberwolves. Edwards is still a few years away from fully entering his prime, which is a scary thought for the rest of the NBA.
Edwards being able to achieve the feat of three all-time greats is a high expectation for any player. However, he seems ready to rise to the occasion and become an all-time great in the game.