Shaquille O’Neal claims Anthony Edwards reminds him of Dwyane Wade and ‘young’ Kobe Bryant

Shaquille O'Neal praises Anthony Edwards, as he showed glimpses of young Kobe Bryant following a huge win over the Clippers.


Shaquille O’Neal claims Anthony Edwards reminds him of Dwyane Wade and ‘young’ Kobe Bryant

Anthony Edwards and the Wolves soar in the West as they beat the Los Angeles Clippers. Edwards, who has been playing like no other in the past few games, did not fail to impress versus the Clippers as well. The 22-year-old managed to lead the team, but they are 2-2 since Towns’ absence.

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Regardless, Ant has shown his true potential, taking fans as well as critics by surprise. His game is being praised by many, and he is known for becoming the next face of the NBA. Not only that, but Edwards has the respect of Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal.

This guy is the system and he is the man. Very aggressive... He can get downhill whenever he wants it, I like him. When you look at him he reminds me of a young D-Wade and a young Kobe. He’s going to score, he’s going to gethis every time. He's playing super aggressive and I respect the kid and love the kid cause he wants it.
Said O’Neal

Ant is now more confident in his abilities compared to his previous seasons. For the past two seasons, Edwards has taken responsibility for becoming the primary scorer for the team.

With that being said, there is no denying that Edwards has the potential to be as great as Dwyane Wade or Kobe Bryant. However, he has a lot to prove first.

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Anthony Edwards has the potential but lacks mentality

The 22-year-old has the potential to one day mirror D-Wade or Kobe Bryant’s game, but his mentality may not be the same. Bryant and Wade had completely different mentalities than today’s players. There are a lot of factors that give a reason as to why players have taken the game lightly. During his rookie year, Edwards revealed his desire to become a rapper in addition to basketball.

His approach to the game is completely different when compared to the Hall of Famers, though the outcome is quite similar. Edwards has been averaging 31.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists in the last four games. Ant has been struggling from the three-point line, though he manages to make up for it with his deep bag.

Edwards has proved to be the go-to guy in the clutch while also being the primary scorer of the squad. Defensively, Ant is as effective, blocking shots and grabbing steals. He has shown himself to be an all-rounder, as the All-Star looks to lead the Wolves in these last few regular-season games.

What are your thoughts on Anthony Edwards? Do let us know in the comments. 

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