Anthony Edwards Labels Three Pointer Over LeBron James as His Special Moment in NBA Rookie Season

Published 04/09/2021, 10:51 PM EDT
Mar 16, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards (1) and guard Jaylen Nowell (4) in the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards is currently having an impressive season so far. While majority of the rookies get intimated when going up against superstars like LeBron James, Edwards has been lauded for his fearlessness.

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After being the runner-up for the Rookie of the Year trophy for majority of the season, the 2020 draft’s number one overall pick has now become the favorite for the trophy due to the injury to LaMelo Ball.

In a rather disappointing season so far for the Wolves, Edwards has been one of the few positives for the team. With the solid scorer in Edwards, the team can now build around the trio of Karl Anthony-Towns, D’Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards.

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Anthony Edwards picks three pointer over LeBron James as a standout moment

The Rookie of the Year favorite recently sat for an interview with ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth in the Hoop Streams program. There, the 20-year-old spoke about a host of things.

When asked about what has been one of the special moments for him in his NBA career so far, the 20-year-old said, “Maybe when I hit the three over LeBron.”

The number one overall pick also spoke about how LBJ was indeed one of his idols. “Yeah, for sure. I mean he’s one of the greatest players ever so yeah”

‘King James’ was not the only veteran that Edwards brought his A-game to. Playing against Carmelo Anthony and the Portland Trail Blazers, the rookie put on an absolute masterclass scoring 34 points with six threes along with 2 assists and 4 rebounds.

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Among one of the threes, Edwards actually hit a superb shot over Melo. He even taunted the veteran forward with his iconic signature celebration.

The Wolves’ rookie spoke about the same in the interview. “I’m just showing love to you know I’m saying Melo that’s what he do you know what I’m saying. He hit a three on me the first time we played him and he did me like that so i was just giving back a taste of his own medicine, that’s it. It’s all love though.”

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Edwards looks like a great scorer with a pretty varied arsenal. If he can be consistent on a regular basis, the 2020 number one pick can be a problem for a long time.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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