If there's one thing that Anthony Edwards never lacks, it's confidence. Following the Minnesota Timberwolves' Game 4 win over the Dallas Mavericks, Edwards had a message for NFL star Micah Parsons, who was seated courtside wearing Edwards' signature Adidas shoes.

“I told him (Parsons) I’ll bring him some new ones (shoes) when we come back (for Game 6),” Edwards said, via ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

Yup, there's that confidence from Antman. To anyone who doesn't follow, the series' fifth game will tip off on Thursday, so that's quite a bold Game 6 declaration from Edwards.

It can be noted that Parsons was wearing a Luka Doncic jersey while sporting Edwards' shoes, which was arguably a confusing combination. Although it's understandable why Parsons wore Dallas merch, one could argue that this somehow fired up Edwards a lot, looking at his performance on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old had a huge Game 4, which was key to the Timberwolves' 105-100 victory. Edwards finished with a near triple-double of 29 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. He made big shots down the stretch, one of which was his crucial pullup jumper with 40 seconds remaining.

The Timberwolves star certainly bounced back from his initial WCF outings. During Games 1 and 2, Edwards only scored 19 and 21 points, respectively. He had a 26-point outing in the series' third game, but Minnesota still lost, falling to a 3-0 series deficit.

Can the Timberwolves pull off a miracle?

 Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kyle Anderson (1) and guard Anthony Edwards (5) and center Rudy Gobert (27) during the second half against the Dallas Mavericks in game four of the western conference finals for the 2024 NBA playoffs at American Airlines Center
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The team may have staved off elimination at present, but they still have a long way to go in terms of catching up. Throughout NBA history, no team has ever returned from a 3-0 deficit to win a postseason series. A total of four teams have managed to force a Game 7 coming from that said deficit, but they all failed to pull off that final victory. Could the Timberwolves be the first?

It's too early to tell, but the self-belief of this Minnesota team never wavers. Besides Edwards' comments, Naz Reid also made a head-turning statement that exemplifies it. Just days ago, following the Timberwolves' Game 3 loss, the forward had this to say:

“If anyone can win four straight in this scenario, I think it’s us,” Reid said, per ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

That's one out of four. Luckily for Edwards and his squad, Game 5 will be at home, meaning the Timberwolves will have a loud Target Center cheering them on. Nevertheless, it's going to be another 48 minutes of survival. A lousy performance means instant elimination, so Minnesota has to stay consistent.

Bouncing back in this series will be Antman's most challenging NBA obstacle yet, but that comes with being a superstar. All the greatest players have gone through situations where the pressure is at its highest, and those situations were detrimental to their growth. So for Anthony Edwards to be great, he has to face the biggest storms head-on.