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5 Reasons Why Anthony Edwards is Being Compared to Michael Jordan! Can He Lead the Timberwolves to Glory?
2024/05/14

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The entire basketball world is buzzing about Anthony Edwards, the 22-year-old Minnesota Timberwolves guard who's quickly becoming the league's newest sensation. Not only is he being touted as the future face of the NBA, but whispers of his uncanny resemblance to the legendary Michael Jordan are growing louder by the day. 

Echoes of Air Jordan: A Striking Resemblance

Paul George, the Los Angeles Clippers star, recently weighed in on the Edwards-Jordan debate, admitting that he sees a clear likeness between the two shooting guards.

In an episode of Podcast P, George highlighted their shared athleticism, similar body types, charismatic personalities, unwavering confidence, and of course, their dominant presence on the court as shooting guards. 

George even humorously acknowledged Edwards’ own plea to not be compared to Jordan, suggesting that Ant-Man simply feels he hasn't yet achieved enough to be mentioned in the same breath as the GOAT. George jokingly concluded, "Yeah, MJ had another kid, man.

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Motivation Through Comparison: A Fuel for Greatness

Unlike some who dismiss the comparison, George believes it can be a source of motivation for Edwards. "People see you in this microscope and you have to live up to this expectation of the next Michael Jordan," George explained. "I think it helps. In his case, he's confident, he has the personality to take on the persona."

And it's hard to deny that the comparisons are apt.

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