Alex Rodriguez? Never heard of him.
The former Yankees slugger, along with billionaire Marc Lore, is finalizing a deal to become the new owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, but not everybody on the team is all juiced up about it.
Rookie Anthony Edwards, when asked about his feelings on A-Rod buying the team, said he had no idea who that was.
“I don’t know who that is,” he said on Tuesday, according to Timberwolves podcaster Dane Moore. “I know he’s going to be the owner. But I don’t know anything about baseball.”
Edwards, 19, grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and was born in 2001 — when Rodriguez debuted with the Texas Rangers. But Rodriguez retired in 2016, when Edwards was turning 15 years old. Plus, Rodriguez has remained in the spotlight over the last few years due to his relationship with pop star Jennifer Lopez.
Surely, he would have to know who A-Rod is, right?
If not, it may interest Edwards to know that the two actually have a couple of things in common.
Both were the No. 1 overall picks in their respective sports and while A-Rod made his big-league debut at 18 years old, Edwards has become the frontrunner for NBA Rookie of the Year at 19 years old.
Nonetheless, the two will probably get to know each other rather soon as Edwards’ rookie season has shown he may be a prominent figure for the franchise for years to come.