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Anthony Edwards Dismisses Dame Lillard’s Rap Skills

Anthony Edwards Dismisses Dame Lillard’s Rap Skills

Anthony Edwards is making quite the name for himself in NBA circles these days. Whereas some incoming rookies like to fly under the radar and ease into things, the Georgia star is coming in real hot.

In a recent interview with Alex Scarborough of ESPN, Edwards described his affinity for rapping and completely dismissed the skills of the most well-known rapper in the NBA today – Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard.

“He goes on to say that he’s an aspiring rapper,” Scarborough wrote.

“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.”

That wasn’t the only quote from Edwards’ interview with Scarborough and ESPN that caught people’s attention.

Edward also told Scarborough of how he actually preferred football to basketball, but settled for the latter when he realized how good he was at it.

“He retells the story about the first time he dunked and how it signaled to him that he was talented and could accomplish something he might not have been able to in football, which was his first love. So that’s the direction he went, simple as that, hanging up his cleats. ‘That’s all I needed to see,’ he says.”

How important is it for your top draft pick to actually enjoy the sport he is being paid extremely well to play?

That is up to each individual GM to decide on their own.

“So when after that did he get into basketball?” Scarborough wondered.

“‘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.’”

What sort of pro will Edwards turn out to be with that sort of attitude towards basketball?

Time will tell.

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Jennifer Withers Hoey

Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.

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