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Anthony Edwards is just 19 years old, which means that you may possibly forgive him for not being comfortable with former MLB All-Star Alex Rodriguez. Even if Rodriguez might be his boss soon enough.
“I don’t know who that is,” that he told reporters Tuesday when asked about Rodriguez possibly becoming the group’s governor. “I know he’s going to be the owner. But I don’t know anything about baseball.”
However, both afterwards became acquainted on social media:
Yes, Rodriguez is set to become the governor of the Minnesota Timberwolves along with Mark Lore whenever they buy the group for $1.5 billion in current governor Glenn Taylor, per Jabari Young of CNBC. That means you’d imagine that Edwards–the team’s top overall pick from the 2020 NBA draft, a human highlight reel along with a player expected to become a franchise pillar for years to come–will familiarize himself with Rodriguez soon enough.
Young reported that Taylor is forecast to function the Timberwolves for the next two seasons before passing over the reins to Rodriguez and Lore, the former Walmart e-commerce CEO.
Most sports fans over the age of 19 are familiar with Rodriguez, who was notable during his acting career for the two immense highs (14 All-Star appearances, three MVPs, a 2009 championship and 696 career home runs) and controversial lows (he confessed to carrying performance-enhancing drugs during his playing career).
Following his career, he’s made his mark as a strong MLB analyst, although his aspirations have been in team possession. Rodriguez tried to purchase the New York Mets as a member of an ownership group that included Jennifer Lopez, Lore, Vincent Viola and Mike Repole, though their bid lost out to hedge-fund manager Steve Cohen.
Nowit seems he will get his wish with the Timberwolves. And perhaps Edwards will perform some Googling of the upcoming boss.