There are a number of fun and interesting storylines surrounding the Minnesota Timberwolves in the coming NBA season. One is the dynamic of the Wolves’ two big men, Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert. Their interplay creates lots of exciting possibilities, especially if they are both finally healthy for an extended stretch.
There are plenty of other players down the Timberwolves’ bench that have the skills to make a significant impact as the team looks primed to compete for a top six spot in the Western Conference. But as always, Anthony Edwards is the captain of the hype train.
We know that his top-level talent will be instrumental in bringing a championship to Minnesota. In the Wolves’ preseason finale against the Bulls, Edwards once again did his best impression of one NBA hall-of-famer: Michael Jordan.
Anthony Edwards mimicked Michael Jordan in the Wolves’ win over the Bulls
Mid-second quarter in Chicago, Edwards caught a Shake Milton pass at the top of the key. Driving downhill, he took off from just a foot inside the free throw line and proceeded to punch one home over top of Nikola Vucevic.
For longtime Bulls fans at the United Center, this moment must have felt like déjà vu. Edwards’ high-flying athleticism and hang time bear a striking resemblance to His Airness.
Timberwolves fans are well aware of the longstanding comparisons between their franchise star and the player many consider to be the greatest of all time. During Edwards’ rookie season, a side-by-side photo of him and Jordan went viral, showcasing their facial similarities.
Many expressed that they could not unsee the resemblance between the two. Of course, this has led to an array of comparisons related to their basketball skill as well. It is plays like this one from Thursday night that give real credence to those analogies.