Anthony Edwards Apologizes For Tardiness, Denies Bathroom Emergency


Minnesota Timberwolves’ rising star, Anthony Edwards, made headlines on Monday night when he arrived late for the tip-off against the Trail Blazers. The 22-year-old guard’s tardiness led to him missing the start of the game, with Nickeil Alexander-Walker taking his place in the lineup.

Key Takeaway

Anthony Edwards arrived late for the game against the Trail Blazers, denying speculations of a bathroom emergency and attributing his tardiness to losing track of time.

Arrival Delay

As the game commenced at the Target Center, Edwards was notably absent, causing a delay in his participation. He eventually joined the game at the 11:25 mark of the first quarter after waiting at the scorer’s table due to his late arrival.

Speculations and Clarification

Speculations arose online, with many suggesting that Edwards’ delay was due to a potential bathroom emergency. Even the game’s broadcasters hinted at the possibility. However, Edwards clarified after the game that his tardiness was simply a result of him “losing track of time.”

Game Performance and Response

Despite the initial setback, Edwards showcased his on-court prowess, playing a total of 34 minutes and contributing 13 points, four rebounds, and six assists to help the Timberwolves secure a 119-114 victory. Following the game, Edwards lightheartedly addressed the situation with reporters, joking about aiming to usurp teammate Naz Reid’s Sixth Man of the Year honors.

While the incident provided some amusement, it may prompt Edwards to consider investing in a reliable timepiece to avoid similar delays in the future.