Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards won’t be surprised the first time he meets his new boss.
Alex Rodríguez and Marc Lore, former president and CEO of Walmart’s e-commerce division, are in exclusive negotiations to buy T-Wolves from Glen Taylor. Lore is the money man, but A-Rod is the main name, like Derek Jeter for the Marlins’ group of owners. Sports fans really know who A-Rod is. Or most sports fanatics.
Edwards, the future of the franchise, has no idea who this finished baseball player is.
He was asked about the Rodriguez news Tuesday and if he was a fan of A-Rod’s.
“A fan?” Edwards replied. “Who is he?”
“The baseball player? Alex Rodriguez? “Replied the reporter.
“Yeah, honestly, I don’t know who it is,” Edwards said. “I know he will own it, but I don’t know anything about baseball.”
Rodríguez saw the clip of Edwards’s interview and introduced himself on Instagram.
“What’s good my boy,” Edwards replied on his Instagram story.
Edwards said in an interview with Bally Sports North’s Marney Gellner before the season that he was a star baseball player as a child and could have turned pro, but his interest in the game apparently waned once he stopped playing.
It’s no wonder Edwards is ignorant of who Rodriguez is. He was just six years old the last time A-Rod won an MVP award, eight when he won the World Series with the Yankees and 15 when Rodriguez played his last game. Plus, he’s from Atlanta, a National League city, and A-Rod spent his entire career in the American League. At least we know that you won’t be intimidated when it comes time to negotiate a new contract.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.