(Photo : David Berding/Getty Images) MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Anthony Edwards (#1) of the Minnesota Timberwolves walks off the court docket after the NBA Play-In recreation towards the Oklahoma City Thunder at Target Center on April 14, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Thunder 120-95 to advance to the NBA Playoffs because the #8 seed.
The NBA disciplined Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards for recklessly swinging a chair throughout their final postseason recreation final April 25 towards eventual NBA champions Denver Nuggets on the Ball Arena in Denver.
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The 22-year-old was fined $50,000 for the incident, which noticed him choose up a chair and toss it again on the ground in frustration after the loss. Edwards had simply missed a game-tying three-pointer which may’ve prolonged their season.
The chair hit two Denver area workers, main them to press expenses on the All-Star. The league added that they needed to anticipate the felony investigation to finish earlier than arising with their punishment.
“In accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, the league’s review of this matter was deferred until after the criminal investigation into the player’s conduct concluded with charges dismissed last month,” the NBA mentioned of their assertion.
Edwards is presently with the Team USA squad that can compete within the 2023 FIBA World Cup from August 25 to September 10, primarily within the Philippines.
Anthony Edwards incident underwent felony investigation
The chair-swinging incident sparked a felony investigation after the 2 ladies that had been hit determined to press expenses on the 2020 high total choose.
Edwards was cited for 2 circumstances of third-degree assault, and Denver police had been summoned after the sport. Police confirmed that the 2 victims had been injured, however not severely.
The participant’s lawyer described the costs as “baseless,” and so they had been dropped following a felony investigation.
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