Anthony Edwards remains apologetic of what he inflicted on his viral anti-gay slur that drew criticism inside and outside of the league circle.
Edwards noted that he is willing to do whatever it takes to repair the damage he made to the LGBT community and even to the disappointed Minnesota Timberwolves fans.
“Man, I respect everybody. I know what I posted was immature, and I’m sorry for that if I hurt anyone,” Edwards said. “I’m working to be better.”
The former No. 1 pick of the 2020 Draft became controversial recently after posting a video clip making fun of a shirtlerss group of men, delivering homophobic words toward them while laughing. As a response, the league took its action and slapped Edwards a $40,000 fine.
Edwards made it known that he is regretful of what happened.
“It’s kind of messed up, because I want people to love me, man. I don’t want to give nobody a reason to hate me or talk bad about me, so I felt bad for myself and for what I said about people, for sure.”
“It just makes me think before I do everything now, pretty much.”
As such, team President Tim Connelly acknowledges the personal reflection of Edwards, even vowing to help the other guys in the team to become an embracing member of every community.
“He’s disappointed in his own actions,” Connelly said. “He’s disappointed that he put himself in that position, and hopefully, he’ll continue to grow, and we’ll continue to educate these guys on the importance of being really positive community members and respectful of all people that we’re lucky enough to have in our community.”