‘It Ain’t Fake News’: Anthony Edwards Awestruck With Steph Curry’s Brilliance

Published 01/27/2021, 10:18 AM EST
Jan 8, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after a three point basket by forward Andrew Wiggins (22) during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors got the better of the Minnesota Timberwolves when the two teams clashed on Monday. Steve Kerr made a massive change to Golden State’s starting five, but Wolves rookie Anthony Edwards felt that Steph Curry was the major factor behind the team’s blowout victory. 

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This was the first time the #1 overall pick Edwards faced Curry in the NBA, and the latter ensured he put on a glittering display with 36-points to his name. 

Anthony Edwards reveals his fanboy moment when playing against Steph Curry

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Anthony Edwards is not an exceptionally tall athlete, as he stands just above Curry at six-feet-four. Though his playing style is different from that of the Warriors’ point guard, Edwards is a huge fan of the two-time MVP. 

“I’ve been watching him on TV for a minute and it ain’t fake,” Edwards hailed Curry. “It ain’t fake news, it’s real. He’ll just take on, dribble and pull up from deep and shoot like it’s nothing. I was watching him warm-up and was like, ‘That’s crazy.'” 

Jan 20, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) brings the ball down the court against the San Antonio Spurs during the second quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Steph Curry notched up his seventh thirty-point game of the season against Minnesota and made seven of his twelve attempted three-pointers to close out the game at Chase Center. Anthony Edwards was in awe of his performance post-game. 

Edwards was asked why the Wolves failed to win the game in the closing minutes, and he replied: “Steph Curry. I mean … s–t, he came in and scored like 12 points straight by himself. That was the difference,” Edwards said.

“We brought it down, came back and fought back, and then he just like extended the game, made it even harder,” the 19-year-old added. 

Andrew Wiggins had a cheerful return against his former team

This was the first-time Andrew Wiggins faced the Wolves after being traded by them in February 2020. This was a big moment in his career, and the 25-year-old put on a delightful performance.

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“It’s all good playing against my former team. They still have some guys left, so it was good to see them, catch up and compete,” Wiggins said. “It’s all love for those guys. It’s part of the business.”

Wiggins scored 23 points against Minnesota in 52.6% FG shooting to contribute to the Warriors’ ninth victory of the season. Steve Kerr wasn’t entirely happy with his team’s performance, but the Warriors have a chance to redeem themselves when they take on the Wolves once again, on Wednesday. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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