The Minnesota Timberwolves, a basketball club from overseas NBA leagues, condemned its player Anthony Edwards for a gay post on his Instagram, which he later deleted but apologized for.
The 20-year-old wing has been with the Minneapolis playoff since the 2020 deadline, when she was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA rookie draft.
“We are disappointed with his vocabulary and speech on social networks. We are committed to being integrated into our organization and everyone is welcome. We apologize for this, it has affected so many people,” Tim Connery, the Timberwolves official, was introduced in an official statement Monday.
In a controversial post, Edwards filmed a group of men from his car, which made inappropriate references to their sexuality. “What I said was immature, hurtful, disrespectful, but I’m sorry. It’s unacceptable that I or anyone else would use such a dictionary in this way. There’s nothing to prove it. They weren’t raised that way. I” Edwards was introduced on the social and microblogging network Twitter on Sunday.
In the past, the world’s most prestigious basketball game has disciplined players for making homophobic remarks, including NBA stars Nikola Jokic, Kevin Durant, Rajon Rondo and the late Kobe Bryant.