NBA investigates Anthony Edwards’ discipline over anti-gay Instagram video

An NBA source said the league is looking into potential discipline of Timberwolves goalkeeper Anthony Edwards after Edwards posted a video using anti-gay language on his Instagram account over the weekend.

The source told the Star Tribune that the league reviewed the incident. In the past, the league would fine players for similar comments. In 2018, when Denver midfielder Nikola Jokic was fined $25,000 for an anti-gay remark he made, and Brooklyn forward Kevin Durant was fined $50,000 in 2021 for his homophobic comments.

Edwards apologized on Sunday After he posted and then deleted a video in which he uses his phone to zoom in on a group of people on a nearby sidewalk. Edwards comments on what he assumes is their sexual orientation in the way they dress and uses the word “gay” in a derogatory way as he does.

Then he said, “Look what the world has done, brother,” as the woman’s voice laughs in the background.

Although Edwards deleted the video, users on Twitter recorded it and made its way through the platform, prompting Edwards to respond.

On Monday, Timberwolves President Tim Connelly issued a statement condemning Edwards’ comments.

“We are disappointed with the language and actions that Anthony Edwards has displayed on social media,” the statement said. “The Timberwolves is committed to being an inclusive and welcoming organization for all and apologizes for the offense this has caused to so many.”

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