NBA star Anthony Edwards tells women chasing him after agreeing a $260m contract extension that his girlfriend Jeanine Robel is ‘the only one’ who will reap the benefits
Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards has warned off interested women after he agreed a $260million contract extension, insisting his girlfriend Jeanine Robel is his ‘only one’.
The 21-year-old finalized the five-year extension earlier this week, with the eye-watering contract to begin in the 2024-25 season.
He is the fourth player to get the maximum rookie-scale extension so far this summer, joining Indiana‘s Tyrese Haliburton, Charlotte’s LaMelo Ball and Memphis’ Desmond Bane.
The deal means he is a wanted man on and off the court but Edwards has told women now chasing him that his loyalty is only with girlfriend Robel.
‘All you females who think you gonna come up off a n**** from signing a contract, she the only one,’ Edwards said on social media, before panning the camera to Robel.
Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards has warned off interested women after he agreed a $260million contract extension, insisting his girlfriend Jeanine Robel is his ‘only one’
The Timberwolves and 21-year-old Edwards agreed on a max extension on Monday
The NBA star then focused the camera on his dog, and joked, ‘No, her.’
He added: ‘She the only one that’s coming up,… she’s new to the table, so I’m a little green for her.
‘Everybody else, the light is the same color as my damn jacket (red)… Feel me?’
Edwards was the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and turns 22 next month – when he’s scheduled to be part of the USA Basketball roster for the FIBA World Cup.
His scoring, rebound, assist, steal and shooting numbers have increased each season.
Edwards averaged 24.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.6 steals on 46 per cent shooting last season – while shooting 37 per cent from 3-point range.
Only nine players averaged as many points, rebounds and assists per game as Edwards. Of the nine, he was the youngest at 21.
Add the steals per game to that list, and Edwards became the youngest player to have those averages in each of those categories since LeBron James in 2005-06.