Michael Jordan Agrees There Are Similarities Between Him, Anthony Edwards

NBA reporter Chris Broussard reached out to Michael Jordan to ask the Chicago Bulls legend if Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards plays like him. 

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Jordan agrees that there are similarities between him and Edwards. 

Edwards not only kind of looks like Jordan, but he also has the elite scoring and jumping skills MJ had during his playing days with the Bulls. The Timberwolves star showed off his nuclear athleticism against the Utah Jazz when he dunked over John Collins

Collins and Edwards were both injured on the dunk. Edwards dislocated his left ring finger after his hand collided with Collins’ cheekbone. Meanwhile, Collins suffered a head injury. 

“I was thinking I was going to miss it because I wasn’t close to the rim,” Edwards said, via ESPN. “But somehow God willed it in for me. … It gives me chills, man, because I always dreamed of dunking on somebody like that. It gives everybody energy. It makes everybody want to defend, want to get stops. It makes the game more exciting.”

One of the best players in the NBA, Edwards is averaging 26.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists this season while shooting 46.7% overall, 37.1% from 3 and 83.6% from the free-throw line. 

“He’s like a cat almost,” Timberwolves guard Mike Conley said about Edwards. “He just keeps going forward and lands on his feet. Stuff like that is what makes him who he is and why he can maneuver in the game how he does.”

Edwards may play like Jordan, but he has a long way to go to catch Black Jesus in terms of accomplishments. Jordan won five MVPs, 10 scoring titles, six championships and six Finals MVPs with the Bulls. He also won one Defensive Player of the Year Award. 

Jordan and LeBron James are universally recognized as the top two players in NBA history. It will be fun to track Edwards’ career. 

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