Be it on the court, on the big screen or playing to annoyAnthony Edwards never lacks confidence. as he said back in 2020, “Whatever you need me to do… I bet I’ll be A1 from day one” and Ant-Man has followed up with those words. In his sophomore campaign, Edwards averaged 21 points per game, along with just five rebounds and four assists per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves young star is fresh from the breakout playoffs in the season following his debut and is gearing up for a special third year in the association. Off the court, Edwards or “Kermit Wilts” has been as active as acting in film for some. push As the main character’s arch nemesis, Bo Cruz leads Juancho Hernangómez by the Raptors. Confidence has been the backbone of Edwards’ success and he credits it to his brothers.
“Just by being a kid. I have always felt that I am the best at whatever I do,” says Edwards. “My brothers made me feel that way. Going against him made me feel like I am the best person in the world. That’s my belief. I get it from my brothers.”
1 pick of the 2020 NBA Draft for a few minutes to discuss his latest big screen moment and partnership with Sprite. Edwards joins Trae Young as the new faces of Sprite to promote the company’s new look. Starting August 1, Sprite’s iconic green bottles will convert to clear plastic, the first major update within the company in 60 years. Edwards and Young starred in a new commercial that pays homage to the 2010 Sprite commercial featuring Drake.
(This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.)
How did the partnership with Sprite happen?
My agent called me and asked me if I wanted to be the new face of Sprite? I was like ‘yes, why not after seeing all the dope commercials on TV when I was a kid.’ I’m excited to help usher in the next era of Sprite’s legacy. Sprite is shaking things up with its new clear bottles that embrace the same classic lemon-lime flavor, now only in a bottle that has been revamped.
What was it like to pay tribute to the ad you got to show off more of your acting prowess classic drake commercial Have we all grown up?
It was the dope man, especially they were showing me the ad when his face broke and it brought back memories of watching like all NBA games when the Sprite ad would come out. It’s surreal, I can’t even describe it to pay tribute to Drake and Sprite.
You’ve shown your acting skills all summer long, are we going to see you on the big screen soon?
I hope so man. I hope to get more deals so that I can show my acting skills. I am a very good actor.
Are you going to the Oscars?
Yeah, I’m trying to get some rewards in that too.
either it’s you Playing Madden against Chibatta Or you on the court, you always seem like the most confident dude, where does that come from?
Just being a child. I have always felt that I am the best at whatever I have done. My brothers made me feel that way. Going against him made me feel like I am the best person in the world. That’s my belief. I get it from my brothers.
Going into its third season, what are your expectations personally?
Me personally, I want to be an all-star starter. I want my average to rise. I want to win a lot of matches and reach the playoffs.
Speaking of the playoffs, do you still think about your loss to the Grizzlies and feel like you’ve taken the series away?
Man, I feel like we handed it to them. It was like taking candy from a child and they took the candy. We had won every game and I don’t know what happened. I dont know what happen.
Kat said you are championship or bust team this year, do you agree and why?
Pucca. Adding Rudy takes the pressure off us. I agree with this.
Did you see Drummond Green laughing at him?
No, I haven’t seen it. Haha, you know Drummond the idiot. He’s going to put his two cents on anyone’s comment.
you know twitter is gonna do twitter and they brought return video Where you said Rudy Gobert doesn’t put fear in your heart. Now that he’s your partner, what do you think of Rudy?
Haha, no, that’s dope. He’s going to make it harder for everyone at the rim and that’s what we needed so I think it’s a good move.
With the careers of stars like LeBron and KD coming to an end, the league is looking for that new face. Do you think you can be the face of the NBA?
Oh yes, 100 percent. Sure. I mean it comes with time and it comes with work and dedication. I feel like I’ve got all three of those things and I feel like this will get me to the top.
On that note, where do you rank yourself among the best players in the league. Do you think you still need time to get into that best player category?
Yes to be sure. I want one more year. After this year, I think I (the best player) will be in talks.
So after this upcoming season, you’ll be in the convo for the best player in the league?
Yes to be sure.
We’ve seen you venture outside of basketball. We’ve seen the movie and now what’s your personal goal other than the sprite commercial, whooping?
I want to score 300 runs in bowling. I want to strike 13 in a row. That’s my goal this summer.
So are you sure you’re the best at every sport?
I am the most confident person in the world. I think I am the best in every sport right now.
We recently talked to Justin Jefferson And talked to them that you’re both the same Minnesota sports faces as KG and Randy Moss, have you met Justin?
No, we’ve got our own kind of swag. I haven’t met him yet, but he is dope. I went to a game and saw him score. He’s got his swag and I love it.