Anthony Edwards Wants People To Stop Comparing Him To Michael Jordan: ‘I Can’t Be Compared To Him’

Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards told NBA writer Melissa Rohlin of Fox Sports that he wants people to stop comparing him to Michael Jordan

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“I want it to stop,” Edwards said. “He’s the greatest of all time. I can’t be compared to him.”

Edwards and the Timberwolves are undefeated in the 2024 playoffs. Minnesota swept the Phoenix Suns in the first round and is up 1-0 against the Denver Nuggets in the second round. 

“Obviously, they have a lot of the same mannerisms,” Timberwolves guard Mike Conley told FOX Sports. “The moves, the fadeaways, the athleticism, the poster dunks, the blocks, the defensive stuff that he does. But really, just his drive is kinda the main thing. That same kind of work ethic, that same kind of ‘I don’t sleep at all at night because I’m ready to play, I’m ready to hoop.'” 

Edwards is averaging 33.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 blocks in the 2024 playoffs while shooting 53.2% from the field, 43.6% from beyond the arc and 86.5% from the free-throw line. 

“I don’t really care,” Edwards told FOX Sports. “Whoever they make the face of the league — they don’t pick me or if they pick me — it doesn’t really bother me. I’m just trying to win with my teammates. I don’t really care about being the face of the league. If my team could be the face of the league, that would be great.”

Edwards may play like Jordan, but he has a long way to go to catch MJ in terms of accomplishments.

Jordan won five MVPs, 10 scoring titles, six NBA championships and six Finals MVPs with the Chicago Bulls. He also won one Defensive Player of the Year Award. 

“I don’t talk to anyone,” Edwards told FOX Sports. “None. But I would say, the people around me, they keep me level-headed, like Justin [Holland], my brother [Bubba], my uncle Drew, my uncle Chris. They keep me level-headed, man. They talk s— to me all the time, tell me stuff that I need to be doing that I’m not doing right. So I think that’s pretty much all the advice I need is from the people I love.”

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