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NBA Draft No. 1 Pick Anthony Edwards Admits He's 'Not Really Into Basketball'

NBA Draft No. 1 Pick Anthony Edwards Admits He's 'Not Really Into Basketball'

Last year it was Zion Williamson.

And in 2020, the craziest year we've seen in a long time, it was Anthony Edwards who made history after being selected first in the NBA Draft.

With the opening pick in the first ever virtual draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected the promising prospect from Georgia who averaged 19 points per game as a freshman.

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On the night, it was a toss-up between Edwards and former NBL star LaMelo Ball as to who would be taken first overall.

And while most mock drafts projected for Ball to end up in Minnesota, it was actually Edwards who will now line up alongside the likes of Karl Anthony-Towns and D'Angelo Russell.

But interestingly, it turns out Edwards isn't actually very fussed about basketball - at the moment, at least.

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And had it of not been for an injury sustained during his high school running back backs, then a career in the NFL would have been his preference over the NBA.

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"To be honest, I can't watch basketball," Edwards told ESPN.

"I'm still not really into it.

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"Basketball is my heart, but football is where I started, so I'll never forget about that. But don't get me wrong, basketball is my No. 1 because I feel like it's going to get me through a lot of the stuff I need to get through.

"And it's what I do. It's a job. I feel like I'm working right now. I love it."

Edwards went on to admit that if an opportunity to be drafted into the NFL sprung up then he'd drop basketball altogether.

"You can do anything on the field," he said.

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"You can spike the ball. You can dance. You can do all type of disrespectful stuff.

"You can't do any of that (in the NBA). You'll get fined."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Basketball, NBA, NFL, Australia

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Max Sherry

Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.