Anthony Edwards is quickly becoming a favorite among different fan bases just by the things that come out of his mouth.
The number one draft pick for the Minnesota Timberwolves made news within the past week when he stated he had no clue who Alex Rodriguez was after his name was brought up in purchasing the team.
“A fan?” Edwards replied. “Who is he?”
“The baseball player? Alex Rodriguez?” the reporter answered.
“Yeah, honestly, I don’t know who that is,” Edwards said. “I know he’s going to be the owner but I don’t know nothing about baseball.”
Fast forward to this week and the Timberwolves rookie got a bit more familiar with Rodriguez during a sit-down interview with GQ. He actually learned that the former MLB star was dating Jennifer Lopez, but had no clue that had just broken up.
GQ: So…you really don’t know who A-Rod is, huh?
Anthony Edwards: Well…I do now!
What made you change that?
Everybody was texting me, tellin’ me ‘bout it, that’s it, forreal.
What did you learn in the last few days about the dude who might own your team?
They told me he’s a Hall of Famer. Somebody told me he’s like the Michael Jordan of baseball.
I feel like that’s a stretch.
You didn’t watch any games or highlights to verify that with your own eyes?
Nah, I ain’t watch none, nah. I know he date J-Lo [Jennifer Lopez], though!
He does not.
He used to date J-Lo, but they just broke up.
You look like you’re disappointed.
Yeah, I am.
He gonna be my owner, I want him to be happy.
You think he’s gonna be happier with J-Lo?
When you put it that way….that doesn’t seem wrong.
Yeah! Like, for sure!!
Which other famous baseball players do you actually know?
I know, like, Hank Aaron…Barry Bonds….you know what I’m saying? Jackie Robinson…I know them.
So, you know the Black baseball players.
Yeah! I know the Black baseball players, fasho! But, uh, I know Chipper Jones. I know of him. I know…What’s his name? Freeman? Freddie Freeman?
So, you also know everyone who’s played in Atlanta.
I know uhhhhhhhh….what’s the dude who played for Atlanta? No. 22? The left hand hitter? He was like center field or something. Richardson? Maybe?
I have no idea who you are talking about.
I know Ortiz.
The hitta! The dude who be hittin’ home runs!
On what team?
He plays for the Red Sox.
Big Papi Ortiz! That’s his name ainnit?
Yes, that’s his name. I’m glad we figured this out.
Yuh! I know him. Who else I know….Oh! Derek Jeter? Yeah! That’s my favorite player.
There you go! Derek Jeter! He might’ve actually been the Michael Jordan of baseball.
Yuh, Derek Jeter fire.
Cool, glad we know some baseball guys. You’ve said before that your favorite team as a kid was the Thunder, because of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. You’ve played both those teams now, is that still true? Has your perception of those two changed at all?
Nahhhhh. As far as Durant being my favorite player? Nah. Hell nah, that hasn’t changed. He’s still my favorite player.
Edwards was just 15-years-old when A-Rod retired after the 2016 season. A-Rod was a 14-time All-Star selection, three-time AL MVP, two-time Gold Glove Award winner and 10-time Silver Slugger Award winner during his career.
The potential Rookie of the Year has been averaging 23.4 points, 5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 3 assists per game on 34.3% 3 point shooting since the all-star break.