Minnesota Timberwolves player Anthony Edwards is in big trouble following a comment he made. The comment seemed like it was homophobic in nature, and as a consequence, he has to pay up a huge fine.

The NBA announced on Tuesday morning that Edwards is in for a fine of $40,000 for making a homophobic comment. President of League Operations for the NBA Byron Spruell added Edwards acknowledged that his comment was not good-natured.

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards has been fined $40,000 for using offensive and derogatory language on social media. Edwards has acknowledged that his actions were inappropriate.

Edwards made the comment in a video he posted on social media. In the video, several shirtless men were embracing each other, and he called them queer before saying that the world came to such a state.

Look at these queer ass n****s, man. Look at the world I came to.

The NBA star did release an apology, saying that his comment was immature and disrespectful. This came after the immediate backlash to his comment. While the NBA noted that he apologized, they still pushed a huge fine on him.

What’s your take on this story? Sound off in the comments!

Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

Disqus Comments Loading...