So the internet was abuzz over a nasty dunk made by Anthony Edwards a few weeks ago against the Utah Jazz.  After catching a pass just above the free throw line on a fast break, Edwards took off into the air as Jazz forward John Collins desperately tried to stop him.  What ensued sent even the Utah fans into a frenzy, as Edwards dunked over Collins with reckless abandon.  The dunk. in fact, was more like a throw-in, as Edwards was so far from the rim that the feat looked visibly impossible.  “I was thinking I was going to miss it because I wasn’t close to the rim, but somehow God willed it in for me,” Edwards said after the game.  He ended up dislocating his left ring finger, as Collins had to leave the game with a head injury.  As an aside, with his off-arm extended, Edwards used Collin’s head to further his launch.

In case you haven’t heard, critics have compared Edwards to Michael Jordan (#6 BEIR), saying he could be the next MJ given a few more years.  Of course, whenever this cliché “next” comment is made about a player, first knowing their inborn Brain Type is fundamental.  So, is Edwards a #6?  Even novice Brain Type enthusiasts should be able to spot the clear differences.  Edwards doesn’t possess the “killer” look and instinct of MJ, nor does he move his body on the basketball court like him (#2 BEAR Kobe Bryant was probably the closest non-#6 to resemble Jordan’s gate and behavior).  In fact, just look at Anthony’s face.  Who does he remind you of?  If you said Kevin Durant, or Glen “Big Baby” Davis, or even Zion Williamson, you’d be correct (or maybe if you mixed all 3 faces together!).  He is a #1 FEAR.

So, Edwards will NOT be the next Michael Jordan.  He could, however, be quite the superstar given the right opportunities.  It’s interesting to note that although Edwards is listed at 6’4″, he is likely closer to 6’7″ or even 6’8″ (he has supposedly grown over the last couple years).  He is current averaging 22.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists after 4 years in the league, and is shooting 83% from the free-throw line.  Anthony’s shot, unlike MJ’s, is more of a push shot, which is expected given his BT.  One commentator also made the observation recently that Anthony “tends to fall asleep off the ball and at lower leverage moments.”  Yes, #1s certainly want the lime-light, and can tend towards laziness when the spotlight is elsewhere!  If Anthony can learn to continually push himself with or without the ball, it will certainly help his performance overall.

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