Caitlin Clark and the basketball world react to Anthony Edwards' all-time highlight

Mar 18, 2024; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards (5) dunks the
Mar 18, 2024; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards (5) dunks the / Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

In the Minnesota Timberwolves win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night, Anthony Edwards set social media ablaze. Of all Edward's high-flying highlights, this may have been the best one yet.

It started halfway through the third quarter when Wolves guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker forced a steal. The ball bounced to Edwards who tossed it back to Alexander-Walker. Then, Alexander-Walker passed the ball back to Edwards who threw down one of the most ferocious jams you'll ever see.

Jumping from outside the restricted area, the young Minnesota star used his impressive vertical to detonate on an unassuming John Collins. Subsequently, Edwards dislocated his finger due to the ferocity of the slam.

As soon as the ball went through the net, the basketball world took notice. From social media accounts to current and former players to news outlets, everyone seemed to praise the Wolves All-Star.

One of perhaps the most beloved college players reposted the Edwards' jam to her Instagram story. Caitlin Clark, who's the NCAA women's basketball all-time leading scorer, took the time to shout out Edwards before the beginning of the NCAA Tournament.

And, of course, Edwards' teammates also took notice. After the game, the rest of the Wolves' roster was shown the jam. Despite seeing the dunk live less than two hours prior, their reactions were priceless.

Former players from all eras chimed in. Five-time NBA Champion and 12-time All-Star Magic Johnson lauded Edwards as, "the greatest in-game dunker in the NBA today." Johnson also compared the 22-year-old star to NBA legends Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins.

Longtime forward and NBA Champion Udonis Haslem hailed Edwards' dunk as "special." He even compared the Wolves guard to all-time dunker Vince Carter.

Aside from former players, members of the media commended Edwards and his aerobatics. Nick Wright, one of Fox Sports' biggest personalities, proclaimed Monday night's slam was better than any of Jordan's in-game dunks.

Far too many social media accounts posted or re-posted Edwards' monster dunk to count. With this amount of praise from all parties, it's safe to say that the Timberwolves are in good hands.