Ant-Man Edwards Steals the Show with Reverse Layup Over Victor Wembanyama
Anthony Edwards is known for his athleticism and explosiveness and he showed it all off last night when he hit an insane reverse layup over Victor Wembanyama.
The play happened in the second quarter of the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the French national team. Edwards was driving to the basket when he was met by Wembanyama who is 7’2″ and has a 9’9″ wingspan.
Edwards didn’t even flinch. He simply jumped up and threw the ball off the backboard and in with Wembanyama unable to do anything to stop him. The play was so impressive that it immediately went viral. It was even featured on SportsCenter’s “Top 10 Plays” segment.
Here is some of the reaction to the play:
“That was one of the most athletic plays I’ve ever seen” said one fan on Twitter.
“Anthony Edwards is a future superstar” said another fan.
“Victor Wembanyama is supposed to be the next big thing but he got posterized by Anthony Edwards” said another fan.
Edwards was asked about the play after the game.
“I just saw the lane and took it” Edwards said. “I knew Wembanyama was there but I wasn’t going to let that stop me.”
Edwards teammate Karl-Anthony Towns was also impressed by the play.
“That was ridiculous” Towns said. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Edwards reverse layup over Wembanyama was one of the highlights of the preseason and it is sure to be a play that is remembered for years to come.
What Made the Play So Special
There were a few things that made the play so special.
First the athleticism of Edwards. Edwards is one of the most athletic players in the NBA and he showed that off with this play.
Second, the size of Wembanyama. Wembanyama is one of the biggest players in the NBA and Edwards was able to go right at him and finish the play.
Third, the degree of difficulty. The reverse layup is a difficult shot to make and Edwards made it look easy.
The Future of Edwards
Edwards is still just 21 years old but he is already one of the most exciting young players in the NBA. He has the potential to be a superstar and he showed that off with this play.
This play is just a glimpse of what Edwards is capable of and it is sure to be a reminder of his potential for years to come.
Anthony Edwards’ reverse layup over Victor Wembanyama was one of the most impressive plays of the preseason. It showed off Edwards’ athleticism, explosiveness and ability to finish in traffic. It was a play that will be remembered for years to come.