“I hope y’all listening. If he go right, he’s side stepping… My boy went crazy today.”
Anthony Edwards teasing Tyrese Haliburton after Team USA’s win over Germany 🤣
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) August 20, 2023
The roast would seem to indicate Haliburton's perceived propensity to go into his sidestep three-pointer when driving right. However, maybe that's not necessarily a bad thing–he did make the final round of the 2023 NBA three-point contest after all.
As for Anthony Edwards, the 22-year-old was absolutely electric on Sunday, dropping 34 points on an efficient 11-20 clip from the field. Despite trailing by as many as 16 in the second half, Edwards brought Team USA all the way back en route to a 99-91 win.
It's just the latest bit of proof that Edwards is indeed worthy of all of the hype he receives as one of the game's great young players.
After one season as a Georgia Bulldog, Edwards was selected first overall by Minnesota in 2020 and quickly climbed the NBA ranks. This past season, the Atlanta native averaged 24.6 points per game on 46% shooting, leading Minnesota through the play-in tournament and to the postseason.
In the team's first-round tilt with the eventual champion Denver Nuggets, Edwards was magnificent, putting up scoring clips of 41, 36, 36, and 29 in Minnesota's five-game defeat.
Edwards and his Team USA teammates will next take the court on Friday for a contest with New Zealand, and all eyes will surely be on the Wolves guard after Sunday's performance.