NBA: Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards fined $40,000 for homophobic remarks
Anthony Edwardsyoung star of Minnesota Timberwolveshas been fined 40 thousand dollars by NBA because homophobic comments made by the 21-year-old guard on his social networks, according to information reported by TheScore.
The league announced that the punishment imposed is for use of offensive and derogatory language in a video published in the Instagram of the player who has already been deleted from the platform.
Edwards recorded a group of men walking on the sidewalk while he was in a vehicle. In the ‘live’ the player could be heard assuming their sexual preferences with insensitive language. Shortly after the virality of the event, the former player of the University of Georgia published a sorry on your social networks:
What I said was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I feel incredibly sorry. It is unacceptable for me, or anyone, to use that kind of language in such a hurtful way. There is no excuse for this at all. I was raised better than this!
What I said was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I’m incredibly sorry. It’s unacceptable for me or anyone to use that language in such a hurtful way, there’s no excuse for it, at all. I was raised better than that!
— Anthony Edwards (@theantedwards_) September 11, 2022
The first overall pick in the 2022 Draft, was the leading scorer on the Minnesota squad last season, averaging 21.3 points per gamenumber 19 in the entire league in this category.
Minnesota Timberwolves public also their own statement, where they said ‘disappointed in language and actions‘ by Edwards and reaffirmed their commitment to being a inclusive and open organizationapologizing on behalf of their young star.
Edwards it’s not the first super star to be fined by the NBA for the use of insensitive and anti-gay languagesince names like Nikola JockicMost Valuable Player winner in 2020-2021, Kevin Durantstar of the Brooklyn Nets, Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryantlegend of Los Angeles Lakershave also been exposed by this type of inappropriate behavior.
(With information from TheScore)