Anthony Edwards took Yuta Watanabe’s soul after the dunk of the 2020-21 NBA season.
Who cares if the Minnesota Timberwolves are terrible? Their No. 1 overall pick Anthony Edwards can destroy people’s livelihoods with one ferocious jam at a time. He simply did not care if Yuta Watanabe of the Toronto Raptors had a family, as he ripped the soul out of his body for the entire world to see.
Even though Minnesota lost at home to Tampa Bay’s finest, this is not the first time Edwards got us out of our seats and pointing at the television screen like we were Rick Dalton. This is the type of talent that was on display for a year at the University of Georgia. Despite the Timberwolves having the worst record in the Western Conference, we will always have this dunk.
Not even NBA Twitter could garner universal approval of Anthony Edwards’ jam
This was one of those disrespectful dunks that the entire internet salivates over.
As soon as Edwards left his feet, Watanabe had no chance of saving his reputation.
One would have thought everybody on the internet would appreciate this magical moment.
However, not everybody was a fan of Edwards’ thunderous jam.
Naturally, NBA Twitter devoured those poor souls alive for their asinine comments.
While there are hills to die on, denying that Edwards’ signature dunk was not spectacular is not one of them. If it is the hill you choose to die on, let it be a hill of fire ants so you can truly feel the moronic nature of your flawed logic. At its core, the NBA is a source of entertainment. It does not matter that the Timberwolves lost at home 86-81 on Friday night. We were entertained, dammit!
The Ant-Man became the Sandman and put Watanabe to sleep after this hellacious throwdown.