Anthony Edwards Makes Bizarre Michael Jordan Reference To Those Who Hate Silence: ‘I Feel Like A Black Jesus’

Considered one of the greatest athletes to ever exist, Michael Jordan and his influence on basketball and sport in general is enormous. In addition to winning everything on the basketball court, his adventures off the court have made him a global icon.

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Although they’ve been retired from the league for a while now, Jordan and his credentials still dominate the game. Whether it’s Kyrie Irving with “I took it personally” or Anthony Edwards, they all like to quote the GOAT.

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Edwards is the latest to drop a Michael Jordan reference. After facing the Portland Trail Blazers in the fourth quarter, he called himself “Black Jesus”, a nickname with which Jordan was associated.

Anthony Edwards gives a reference to Michael Jordan

The Minnesota Timberwolves won against the Portland Trail Blazers, thanks to Anthony Edwards. His brilliant performance guided his team to a much-needed win that will be vital to their playoff run.

After his fourth quarter antics, Anthony Edwards was asked how he felt during the post-match press conference. Edwards had a hilarious answer in store.

He remarked, ” I feel like Black Jesus, yeah”. Edwards gave a reference to Michael Jordan here. Jordan was once called Black Jesus, which became his nickname.

Why was Jordan known as Black Jesus?

Michael Jordan has been mentioned using many nicknames throughout his career. The nickname “Black Jesus” was revealed by Reggie Miller. Miller opened up about the story behind the name during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Jordan was already a household name and he decided to put the young star in his place. In a preseason game in 1987, the Indiana Pacers faced the Chicago Bulls. Before the game, a Pacers player decided to badmouth MJ. He said, “Can you believe Michael Jordan, the guy everyone is talking about, who is supposed to be able to walk on water? You’re here killing it, Reg !”

Jordan responded on the field. He finished with 44 points during the game and as he walked away Jordan said: “Be careful, we never talk to Black Jesus like that.” This is the origin of the nickname of Jordan Black Jesus.

Anthony Edwards vs. TrailBlazers

Although D’Angelo Russell got the winning points against the Portland Trailblazers, it was young star Anthony Edwards who got them to this point.

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He lost 40 points, 9 rebounds and 0 assists! 14 of his points came in the fourth quarter itself. His performance has secured back-to-back wins for the Timberwolves in Portland since the 2004-05 season.

Edwards also became the second 20-year-old player in NBA history to score 40 points unassisted, after Carmelo Anthony of the Los Angeles Lakers.

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