Anthony Edwards: NBA participant apologizes for insensitive social media publish as league is ‘reviewing the matter’

On his Instagram story, which was recorded and shared by others earlier than it was deleted, an individual is outwardly inside a automotive with the window partially rolled down and data a small gathering of males standing collectively at a brief distance away.

A number of the males are hugging. A voice may be heard saying “take a look at these queer a** n***ers.”

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“What I stated was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I am extremely sorry,” the 21-year-old wrote on his verified Twitter account on Sunday. “It is unacceptable for me or anybody to make use of that language in such a hurtful approach, there is not any excuse for it, in any respect. I used to be raised higher than that!”

The NBA is “reviewing the matter,” league spokesperson Mike Bass advised CNN on Monday.

Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly stated in a press release: “We’re dissatisfied within the language and actions Anthony Edwards displayed on social media.

“The Timberwolves are dedicated to being an inclusive and welcoming group for all and apologize for the offense this has prompted to so many.”

Minnesota drafted Edwards with the highest total choose within the 2020 NBA Draft. Final season, he averaged 21.3 factors, 4.8 rebounds and three.8 assists.

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