Anthony Edwards has been a star for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season, and he is continuing to show why he was the number one pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. On Saturday night, Edwards and the Timberwolves faced off against the Houston Rockets, and came away with a big victory. The special night ended with a romantic gesture from the emerging superstar.
Why Did Anthony Edwards Shout Out His Girlfriend After Dropping 44 Points on the Rockets?
After the game, Edwards was asked what gave him the energy to dunk on Alperen Sengun twice during the game. His response was nothing short of amazing as he told the interviewer that he wanted to put on a show for his girlfriend, as her birthday was just two days away, and she would be traveling out of the country. Anthony Edwards has been dating his long-time girlfriend, Jeanine Robel for several years now, and she has been by his side through his basketball journey.
After the Timberwolves’ victory, Edwards gave a special shoutout to his girlfriend in his post-game interview. He ended the interview after he blew her a kiss. This heartfelt moment left the interviewer, and many viewers in awe of the couple’s love story. That’s the type of love many people want to have in a relationship with their significant others. Even while dropping 44 points the most important thing on his mind was making his girlfriend happy.
The couple has been together since their high school days, and Robel has been a rock for Edwards throughout his basketball career. She has been a constant source of support for Edwards, and her support has been especially important this season as the Timberwolves are battling back from rough start with many injuries. Robel has been a big fan of Edwards’ game, and has been vocal about her support for him on social media. Now, Edwards has returned the favor with a memorable gesture during his post-game interview.
Alperen Sengun got embarrassed twice in the game. What’s so crazy about that is Anthony Edwards claims he told Kenyon Martin Jr. that he was going to dunk on Sengun before it happened the second time.
Which one was better?
The Timberwolves are on pace to make the playoffs, and Edwards has been instrumental in the team’s success. He is averaging 24 points per game, and is shooting 36 percent from three-point range. His dunks have also been a highlight of the season, and Edwards is becoming a household name in the NBA. Very fitting for the player that conspiracy theorists think could possibly be Michael Jordan’s secret son.
Edwards’ relationship with Jeanine Robel is also inspiring, and the couple’s love story is a great example of how relationships should be.