Nick Young drops wildest Anthony Edwards-Michael Jordan take yet

The former NBA player gave his latest wild take in talking about Anthony Edwards.
Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves
Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves / Christian Petersen/GettyImages

Ever since Anthony Edwards' rookie season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, there have been some uncanny comparisons between he and the player many consider to be the greatest of all-time. When this photo surfaced during the 2020-21 NBA season, many began to see the comparisons between Ant and the fabled Michael Jordan.

Whether you think Edwards bears a physical resemblance to MJ or not, his play on the court has made those comparisons all the more valid as of late. On Sunday night, Ant put up 40 points while dominating on the defensive end to help the Wolves put away the Phoenix Suns and earn their first playoff series victory in 20 years.

He has made some terrific strides in a short amount of time, and is being recognized across the board for his accomplishments. Ant is unquestionably one of the best young players in the NBA today, and his status is only being further cemented the deeper Minnesota goes in the playoffs.

One former NBA player, Nick Young, has also been taking notice of Edwards' talent. Known as a bit of a hot take artist in the past, the player affectionately referred to as Swaggy P posted on social media Sunday night that he believes Ant can become a top-two player of all time.

Nick Young believes Anthony Edwards can surpass Michael Jordan

This is obviously an extremely bold prediction from Young, but it is no doubt music to the ears of Timberwolves fans. Edwards' greatness is hard to overstate right now, and saying that he can overtake Michael Jordan when things are all said and done is perhaps the only way to actually do so.

As with any over-the-top hot take in sports, a statement like this *could* end up being true, and we will not know if Nick is correct for a long time. But even if Ant never lives up to the accomplishments of Michael Jordan, is that some type of slight on his career? Of course not.

Coming anywhere close to MJ's accomplishments would still mean that Edwards brought Minnesota multiple championships and MVP awards, among a host of other achievements. If you told any Wolves fan in existence right now that is how Edwards' career will end up, I guarantee you every single one would gladly accept it.

At the end of the day, these are the kind of opinions that will gain traction simply because they elicit a response in one way or another. But the premise of Young's point still stands — Anthony Edwards is an unbelievable talent. We are seeing the birth of a superstar in this league in real time. And the more Ant elevates his game, the more he will command legitimate comparisons to the all-time greats.