Now that Anthony Edwards has played in one All-Star game and is in his third NBA season, he believes he’s the best there is.
When ESPN’s Malika Andrews asked the 21-year-old who the best player in the game is he responded, quite seriously, with:
“I think myself. I think myself because I play both sides of the ball.”
He went on to say that his ceiling is “higher than anybody’s.”
The Minnesota guard played 17 minutes in the All-Star game and recorded 12 points, four rebounds and one assist. He was also LeBron James’ first pick, so maybe that’s contributing to his confidence levels?
For the Timberwolves, he is averaging 24.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists on 46.4 percent shooting from the field.
For perspective, in LeBron’s third NBA season he averaged 31.4 points, seven rebounds and 6.6 assists on 48 percent shooting from the field.
Edwards did contradict himself though, because prior to the best player comments he explained how he gets mad when people say they haven’t watched him play.
“I feel like I’m the underdog,” Edwards said. “I was the number one pick [in the 2020 draft] and people still don’t understand. …So I feel like I’ve still got something to prove.”
Being the underdog and also the best is a quite a rare feat.
The very confident young man also revealed his five-year plan which was to win MVP, win a title and always be in the top seed in the West while wanting to be remembered as “the best” player.
As they say, go big or go home.