Anthony Edwards has great timing on the court, but not so much off it.
Before Wednesday’s NBA draft, the potential No. 1 pick said he really isn’t into basketball and can’t watch it either.
The former University of Georgia guard’s remarks to ESPN caught the attention of USA Today’s For the Win and sparked a harsh reaction on Twitter.
In the article published Nov. 15, Edwards said he doesn’t think about being the first player chosen and doesn’t “even care.” Fair enough. But his comments get a bit more eyebrow-raising.
“To be honest,” he said, “I can’t watch basketball.”
Edwards spoke of his original passion for football, prompting reporter Alex Scarborough to ask when he got into basketball.
“I’m still not really into it,” Edwards answered. But he quickly walked that back. “I love basketball, yeah. It’s what I do.”
Scarborough noted the star was “not entirely convincing” and Edwards followed with a comment that he’d let basketball go for football because he can spike the ball and dance. “You can do all type of disrespectful stuff.”
People on Twitter saw “red flags”:
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