If you spend just a minute on social media checking out the Minnesota Timberwolves, chances are you've already come across a wild theory involving T'wolves star Anthony Edwards and Michael Jordan.

Apparently, some people believe –seriously or not —  is the son of the Chicago Bulls legend and Basketball Hall of Famer. That is simply not true, but that hasn't stopped fans from toying with the idea and bringing that up, especially whenever Edwards comes up with a huge performance.

Just take for example the series-opening game between the Timberwolves and the Denver Nuggets in Mile High City on Saturday night in which Anthony Edwards put on a show to lead his team to a 106-99 win over the defending champions.

Edwards was like a ball in fire against the Nuggets, who had no effective answer for him. The former Georgia Bulldogs star went off for 43 points on 17/29 shooting from the field with three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal, and two blocks in 42 minutes of duty on the floor. He was making shots from all over the court, dominating the Nuggets in a way that reminded many fans of the way MJ used to torch opponents in the playoffs.

Fans can't stop speculating about Anthony Edwards' relation to Michael Jordan

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards (5) reacts against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of game four of the first round for the 2024 NBA playoffs at Footprint Center.
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“Yeah i'm sorry but Anthony Edwards is literally Michael Jordan 2.0,” posted @KingCharge on X (the social media platform formerly known as Twitter).

“Anthony Edwards got the best script of this generation. Jordan 2.0,” chimed in @ManOfTheLibrary.

“Anthony Edwards is just Michael Jordan with a 4K highlight reel,” said @TonyCMKE.

Another take from @EdwinSphere: “Anthony Edwards is going to be the face of the NBA and finally, since Kobe, it is someone that doesn’t play soft ass ball! By the way, his technique and fundamentals is that of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.”

“Anthony Edwards might actually be Michael Jordan's son,” per @TheAGC007.

“Anthony Edwards is Micheal Jordan’s son. Not everyone knows this, but the signs are there,” chimed in @PotatoGobbler.

“Anthony Edwards the closest thing we’ve seen to a young Jordan?” wondered @HardRockBet.

From @WEAUGallaher: “I think Michael Jordan would be proud of that Anthony Edwards fallaway jumper.”

Here's a take that isn't exactly about the internet theory that Edwards is His Airness' son, but makes sense nonetheless (via @GarysheffieldJr):

“The NBA needs to market Anthony Edwards and Wemby the same way they marketed Michael Jordan. Rather than making them villains the way they did LeBron where everyone wants to go against the grain with debate TV — these guys are the future of the sport.”

Timberwolves take 1-0 lead vs Nuggets

The revenge tour of Edwards and the Timberwolves against the Nuggets started on the right foot, and it's going to be interesting to see whether he can sustain the form he showed up with in Game 1. It can be recalled that Denver eliminated the Timberwolves in the first round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs, but Minnesota has seemingly gotten better since, with Edwards taking a big step forward in terms of his development in the league.

In the first round versus the Phoenix Suns, Edwards put up 31.0 per game on 51.2 percent shooting from the field and 43.8 percent from behind the arc. Needless to say, Edwards is still hot and will be looking to keep it going in Game 2 against the Nuggets on Monday.