Anthony Edwards
The 2020 NBA Draft is a few hours away. Don’t worry, Anthony Edwards isn’t really that into basketball. 2020 has struck again! (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press)

A mere hours before the 2020 NBA Draft, Anthony Edwards has something to say. No, this isn’t something you wait until after you’re picked to announce. Trust me, this is something you want every team to know before the draft.

Are you ready for it? Well, apparently Edwards doesn’t care about basketball. Exactly the thing you want to say hours before the draft:


“To be honest,” he says, “I can’t watch basketball.”

He retells the story about the first time he dunked and how it signaled to him that he was talented and could accomplish something he might not have been able to in football, which was his first love. So that’s the direction he went, simple as that, hanging up his cleats. “That’s all I needed to see,” he says.

So when after that did he get into basketball?

“I’m still not really into it,” he says. “I love basketball, yeah. It’s what I do.”

He’s not entirely convincing. He says if he were drafted by the NFL tomorrow, he’d let basketball go. “Because you can do anything on the field,” he explains. “You can spike the ball. You can dance. You can do all type of disrespectful stuff.” In the NBA, he says, “you can’t do any of that. You’ll get fined.”

He goes on to say that he’s an aspiring rapper. He’s already recorded a few tracks with his older brother Bubba. So, like Damian Lillard? “But I really can rap,” he says. “Dame, talking about — I don’t know what he’s talking about. I’m rapping like Lil Baby.” He says he won’t release any songs until he’s established in the NBA.

Hey, credit to Edwards for being honest? Obviously, this isn’t the best look hours before the draft. It truly fits 2020. The Timberwolves are on the clock and they have to pick between the son of LaVar Ball and a guy that would retire from the sport of basketball to play in the NFL or rap. If that isn’t 2020, I don’t know what is.

I get where Edwards is coming from. I hated wrestling. I also was never as good as I should have been. Is this someone you want to invest millions of dollars into?