Anthony Edwards Happily Accepts Abnormally Large $40K Fine; ‘S—, it needed to be said’

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Oklahoma City Thunder
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Anthony Edwards was fined $40,000 by the NBA on Wednesday, after he was caught on camera (both directly and indirectly) complaining about the the way Tuesday night’s contest between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Oklahoma City Thunder was officiated, going as far as to accuse the referees of cheating.

Anthony Edwards happily accepts fine from NBA

On Thursday, when given a chance to step back some of the words that caused such an abnormally large fine, Ant instead doubled down, noting that something ‘had to be said’ and that he wasn’t surprised by the amount. When you accuse the refs of cheating, large fines are to be expected.

Edwards and the Wolves were back on the hardwood last night at Target Center, where they needed little help from their blossoming young superstar (9 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists) to beat up an already battered Dallas Mavericks team without Luka Doncic or Kyrie Irving, 121-87.

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There are still some questions that surround whether or not Anthony Edwards will hear his name called tonight when the reserves are released for the NBA All-Star Game. In the unlikely event that happens, the Minnesota sports market would probably riot. The full Western and Eastern Conference All-Stars will be revealed Thursday night on TNT at 6 p.m. CST.

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