It’s almost that time, friends.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards is making his first NBA All-Star Game appearance. He arrived to Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah looking the part, repping franchise legend Kevin Garnett.
Don’t look like fun and games to me…— Kevin Garnett (@KevinGarnett5KG) February 19, 2023
According to our friend Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, Wolves fans will soon be able to purchase the sweater Ant is wearing from the Timberwolves team store.
Once he got into his warmup threads, Edwards was slated to join NBA on TNT’s pregame coverage via a live mic while getting shots up up pregame, but the interview went awry due to audio issues (or Ant just not being interested in a fittingly hilarious way).
That Anthony Edwards on court interview looool pic.twitter.com/tsCx8oReTz— Gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 20, 2023
The first of many for Anthony Edwards. pic.twitter.com/aifdifzHAj— John Meyer (@meyerNBA) February 20, 2023
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft will do so as a member of Team LeBron. Los Angeles Lakers star and Edwards’ fellow Klutch Sports client LeBron James used his first pick to select Ant with the second overall pick of this year’s new-look All-Star draft, following Milwaukee Bucks cornerstone Giannis Antetokounmpo selecting Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard first overall. The draft took place moments ago, immediately before the game.
The lone prop available for the Ant Man, via Prize Picks, is his scoring total, which is set at over/under 13.5.
As a reminder, the reserves pool was selected before the starters and the draft went every other pick, rather than a snake draft.
Here’s a look at the rosters so far (overall pick):
- Anthony Edwards (2)
- Jaylen Brown (4)
- Paul George (6)
- Tyrese Haliburton (8)
- Julius Randle (10)
- De’Aaron Fox (12)
- Jaren Jackson Jr. (14)
- Joel Embiid (1)
- Kyrie Irving (3)
- Luka Dončić (5)
- Nikola Jokić (7)
- Damian Lillard (1)
- Jrue Holiday (3)
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (5)
- DeMar DeRozan (7)
- Pascal Siakam (9)
- Bam Adebayo (11)
- Domantas Sabonis (13)
- Jayson Tatum (2)
- Ja Morant (4)
- Donovan Mitchell (6)
- Lauri Markkanen (8)
Now it’s time for Anthony Edwards to show the world what he’s got on the All-Star stage.