This damages sports in general: NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Anthony Edwards' homophobic remark

Anthony Edwards posted a story on his Instagram handle to describe a group of men as 'queer-ass' and ended up using a racial slur.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 20 September 2022 07:58 PM

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Following  Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Anthony Edwards' homophobic comments on social media, NBA's all-time leading scorer Kareem  Abdul-Jabbar has recently reacted on the incident stating that it ' revives the old stereotype of the dumb, bullying jock'.

The 22-year-old NBA star posted a story on his Instagram handle to describe a group of men as 'queer-ass' and ended up using a racial slur. However, Edwards issued an public apology following his controversial statement.

Earlier, Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo were fined for using homophobic slurs and the NBA Hall of Famer has condoned Anthony Edwards' remarks.  Abdul-Jabbar said, " It would be easy to dismiss Edwards’ immaturity—he’s only 21—if not for the fact that we’ve seen so many cases of famous athletes and owners in the news spouting racism, misogyny, and anti-LGBTQ+ sentiments. This damages sports in general and their teams specifically, and revives the old stereotype of the dumb, bullying jock."

Anthony Edwards helped Minnesota Timberwolves to reach the playoffs in the 2021 NBA season as he averaged 21.3 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game, and 3.8 assists per game in the regular season. He also played the antagonist in Adam Sandler and  Juancho Hernangomez's basketball movie Hustle in 2022.

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