“He’s in the News for Wrong Reasons”: Enraged Stephen A. Smith Blasts the Whole Anthony Edwards Controversy

Published 12/19/2023, 7:52 AM EST

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have started the 2023-24 season on fire. They currently are perched at the top of the Western Conference standings, having won 20 games and losing just 5 games. One of the key reasons behind their incredible start is Anthony Edwards. The 22-year-old has become the main man in Minnesota, and his exceptional displays have paved the way for Minnesota’s success.

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However, off the hardwood, Edwards finds himself embroiled in a controversy. Popular TV host Stephen A. Smith recently chimed in with his thoughts regarding the controversy surrounding the talented young guard.

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When talking on his THE STEPHEN A. SMITH SHOW, the analyst shared, “He’s in the news for the wrong reasons. He’s publicly walking back comments he made to a woman which appears to urge her to have an abortion.” Yesterday, stories emerged about Edwards getting an Instagram model pregnant, Paige Jordae. She took to Instagram to share their alleged text conversation. In the text messages, Edwards urged Jordae to consider undergoing an abortion, and he went as far as transferring $100,000 to Jordae to follow through with the abortion.

 

Following the allegations, Edwards put out an official statement. The statement read, “I made comments in the heat of a moment that are not me, and that are not aligned with what I believe and who I want to be as a man. All women should be empowered to make their own decisions about their bodies and what is best for them. I am handling my personal matters privately and will not be commenting on them any further at this time.” He would like to leave this episode in the past and focus on basketball. While Edwards is facing problems off the court, he has performed at an elite level on the court.

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Timberwolves and Edwards’ brilliant start

Anthony Edwards has balled out for the Timberwolves this season. His remarkable start to the season has led Minnesota to the best record in the NBA. After years of mediocrity, the Timberwolves are looking like a real title contender. Edwards, along with Karl Anthony-Towns and Rudy Gobert, have proven their skeptics wrong.

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Statistically, Edwards is having his best season to date. He has averaged 24.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.4 rebounds. He has also shot 38.3% from beyond the arc this season. While Minnesota has impressed with their early-season form, the NBA title isn’t won in just two months. They need to continue their excellent form well into the postseason. Can the Timberwolves win the NBA title? Let us know in the comments below!

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Dushyant Singh

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Dushyant Singh is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. His basketball script journey began in 2020 when he was captivated by the Los Angeles Lakers? triumphant NBA championship win. Before that he was merely dribbling and dunking as a boy next door.
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