Anthony Edwards is Liking Instagram Comments Trashing Rudy Gobert Trade

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Anthony Edwards has been embroiled in controversy the last couple days. On Wednesday, we found out he was being charged with 3rd degree assault for aggressively moving a chair that was in his way while running toward the tunnel after game 5 ended the night before.

Anthony Edwards commits social media sin against Rudy Gobert

But those bogus chair tossing charges do not compare, even slightly, to the social media crimes Ant appears to have committed against his teammate, Rudy Gobert. Yesterday, Edwards liked two comments on Instagram that were trashing Gobert. The first said, “worst trade in the history of sports”. The second said, “I will never forgive Minnesota for that dumbass trade”.

Below, there’s a screen recording that lays out all of the evidence along with screenshots that make it a little bit easier to understand, for those who aren’t on Instagram. The comments Ant (@theanthonyedwards_) “liked” were made by the same account (@jeriquewalker15) under the same post, which was from an Anthony Edwards fan page (@edwardswave). As of 11:05 AM CDT on Thursday, I checked myself and the likes are still there if you want to go sleuthing around yourself.

Where there is smoke, there is fire.

Go ahead and poo-poo this news all you want. It’s not a good thing when your 21-year-old superstar is liking social media posts that are calling last offseason’s blockbuster trade for Rudy Gobert the worst in sports history. I mean, your scroll finger doesn’t slip and like two ‘Rudy ruined the franchise’ comments from the same account on accident.

Clearly, there is trouble brewing at Mayo Clinic Square. We’ve already heard about and seen a clear divide inside the Wolves locker room. Does that mean they will trade Rudy Gobert or Karl-Anthony Towns this offseason?

No, but if Anthony Edwards is sick of the Gobert experiment, then the front office needs to do some serious soul searching on what to do next because keeping Ant happy and engaged needs to be the #1 priority for this franchise this offseason and beyond.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan