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Anthony Edwards Claims He’s The No. 1 Option On Team USA, And Nobody In Their Right Mind Is Believing That

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Andrew Powell Sports and Entertainment Blogger
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Not exactly the best look heading into the Olympics.

Anthony Edwards, the superstar of the Minnesota Timberwolves who earned a lot of respect leading his team to the Western Conference finals this past season, was absolutely blunt when he was asked about his role on the United States men’s national basketball team.

“I’m still the number one option,” Edwards said to reporters Sunday in Las Vegas. “Y’all might look at it differently, but I don’t look at it no different. I just go out there and be myself. Shoot my shots, play defense and they gotta fit in and play around me, that’s how I feel.” (RELATED: Bronny James Signs Contract With Lakers That’s A Good Look For LeBron’s Empire, But A Bad One For The NBA: REPORT)

It’s not shocking whatsoever Edwards has this kind of confidence; after all, he had an incredible season in 2023-24. But saying you’re the number one option on a team that features LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Steph Curry?

Ha!

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I have no problem with Anthony Edwards having this level of confidence but I don’t believe at all Team USA has him as their number one option.

That’s just nonsense and, quite frankly, a horrible look going into the Olympics: we’re competing against each other?

Yeah, I’m not a fan.