Anthony Edwards reveals why he DOESN’T want to be compared to Michael Jordan

Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards has revealed why he doesn’t want to be compared to Michael Jordan, who is considered one of the best basketball players of all time, if not the best.

Edwards has drawn comparisons throughout this season because he is the centerpiece of a team that is rising in the NBA, as is his style of play.

Still, Edwards wants to be remembered as his own individual, even as he is raised alongside a player of such high caliber.

Edwards is having the best season of his pro career since being selected No. 1 by the Timberwolves in 2020.

In the regular season, he averaged 25.9 points per game, in the playoffs he increased his average to 32.3 points. Minnesota holds a 2-0 lead over the Denver Nuggets in their Western Conference semifinals heading into Friday’s Game 3 thanks in large part to Edwards.

Edwards led Minnesota to a 2-0 lead over Denver in the Western Conference semifinals

Michael Jordan is commonly regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time

Michael Jordan is commonly regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time

«He’s one of a kind,» Edwards said of Jordan in a clip from the interview that aired ‘Good Morning America’. “Definitely the greatest of all time. I want to stop (the comparison).’

So how does Edwards want to be talked about now that the Jordan comparisons are out?

«Like Anthony Edwards, the first Anthony Edwards, not the next Michael Jordan,» Edwards continued. «I want people to be like, ‘This guy Anthony Edwards, he’s got his own style. It has a mix of Michael Jordan in it.”

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“But I have a ball. I can shoot the 3,” Edwards stated. “So I think that makes me a little bit different than Michael Jordan.

Edwards is in his fourth NBA season and has played in two straight NBA All-Star Games. He was also one of a dozen players selected to represent the United States at the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Edwards may not like the Jordan comparison, but it’s a sign of where his basketball career is headed.

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