[Source] - "I'm still not really into it," he says. "I love basketball, yeah. It's what I do."
He's not entirely convincing. He says if he were drafted by the NFL tomorrow, he'd let basketball go. "Because you can do anything on the field," he explains. "You can spike the ball. You can dance. You can do all type of disrespectful stuff." In the NBA, he says, "you can't do any of that. You'll get fined."
He goes on to say that he's an aspiring rapper. He's already recorded a few tracks with his older brother Bubba. So, like Damian Lillard? "But I really can rap," he says. "Dame, talking about -- I don't know what he's talking about. I'm rapping like Lil Baby." He says he won't release any songs until he's established in the NBA.
First off how the fuck does his agent let this story and this quote drop BEFORE the Draft? That's absolutely mind-blowing. Sure, most of the 'top prospect doesn't actually love the sport' is overplayed. But this just sounds completely different. Flat out saying he'd leave for the NFL. Dude, you think the NFL lets players do whatever? You think you can't dance in the NBA? Does he know the dictator in charge of the NFL? Saying can't dance in the NBA? Ever see JR Smith?
Ever see Chris Paul shimmy?
Ever hear of Antoine Walker? The king of the shimmy!
Again, how the fuck does an agent like this quote get out there? Step number 1 as an agent right before the draft is make sure there's not a dumbass reason for your client to not go number 1. The actual story here is fine. It's all about Edwards tough upbringing and how he wants to be successful. All that is good. But nobody is talking about that. Everyone around the NBA on Twitter is talking about how can you draft a guy that apparently fucking hates basketball? In a draft where there's no real clearcut star, how do you draft a dude that is willing to go play a sport where you constantly get hit in the head with someone wearing a helmet? No thank you to that sport.
Now if this is a ploy to not play for the Wolves, I'll respect the shit out of the move. Actually I'm cheering for that now. Have the Wolves trade the pick or fall to 2/3 and then say 'ah just kidding, I fucking hate the idea of playing in Minnesota.' That would be genius and make me laugh.