Anthony Edwards Is Willing To Engage In Eccentric Behavior If It Means A Guaranteed NBA Championship

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  • Anthony Edwards was asked if he would get a tattoo of Rudy Gobert’s face if there was a certain NBA championship this season.
  • Edwards didn’t hesitate to confirm that he would pay that price to win.

Anthony Edwards recently made a statement about his desire to win an NBA championship that caught fans off guard. For those who may not know, Edwards is the franchise star of the Minnesota Timberwolves and has established himself as one of the best young up and coming players in the league.

Right now, the Timberwolves are in the Western Conference Semifinals and have a 2-0 series lead over the Denver Nuggets. It’s an unlikely scenario given that the Nuggets are once again favored to make it out of the West and into the NBA Finals.

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After Rudy Gobert won the DPOY Award for his defensive contributions to the Timberwolves this season, Anthony Edwards was interviewed and asked some pretty weird questions. Now that the context is provided, a closer look at the question and its response may be of interest to NBA fans.

Anthony Edwards admits that having Rudy Gobert’s face tattooed is a small price to pay

Although Rudy Gobert only joined the Minnesota Timberwolves last season, there is no denying that his defensive ability and rim protection have played a huge role in the success the team has seen this season. During a recent postgame interview, Anthony Edwards was asked if he would get Gobert’s face tattooed on his body if he guaranteed the Timberwolves a championship this season.

A tattoo is something that will stay with a person before their professional career and until the end of their life, one can a*sume that Edwards was not willing to do that. However, Ant agreed and said he would get the tattoo on his arm if the Timberwolves were guaranteed to win an NBA championship.

Since this was nothing more than a fantasy, Edwards obviously has no reason to tattoo Gobert’s face anywhere on his body. Especially since they will not guarantee a title under any circumstances. Regardless of whether Edwards gets the tattoo or not, fans are wondering about the ceiling for the Wolves this season.

How far can the Ants and Timberwolves go this season?

At this point, the Timberwolves look set to defeat the Nuggets and advance to the Western Conference Finals. Since Edwards shutout Kevin Durant and Nikola Jokic in back-to-back series, he and the Timberwolves will be favored to defeat the winner of the Mavs-OKC series.

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Under the a*sumption that the Boston Celtics have made it out of the Eastern Conference, they are the only team that can be considered a real threat to the Timberwolves. After all, their stars are older and have postseason experience. Therefore, one could argue that the Minnesota Timberwolves’ ceiling for this season is final. However, it would be unfair to say they can’t win it after doing it there.

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