Why don’t you just stop working for now and eat a snack? You might do that a lot, and that’s normal, particularly if you’re at home or at the office, or even at school. But imagine being a basketball player, an impressive athlete who plays in the NBA for a famous team, and you’re eating the same snacks as anybody.
Anybody would tell you not to do it, since It’s not good for a professional athlete to eat between meals, as they need to maintain a perfectly shaped body all the time for the greatest performances. But that’s not the case for Anthony Edwards who revealed that he eats at least 21 bags of Hot Cheetos a week when he is not training.
Anthony Edwards’s Special Diet
Anthony Edwards isn’t a nobody, It’s even far from that since he was drafted in the first place by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2020, and impresses everyone around him with amazing performances on the court. While he has crazy and surprising skills that make him a unique player, he also has great stats and is doing a very correct 3rd pro season.
But Anthony is a very hungry guy. Hungry on the court of course, but also hungry off the court with some surprising snacks in his weekly diet. In an interview with GQ, the 21 year old player has revealed that he is in love with Hot Cheetos and that he eats at least 3 bags a day, so 21 bags a week.
Anthony Edwards eats about 21 bags of Hot Cheetos Fries a week 👀 @Timberwolves pic.twitter.com/nn9muAFvgg
— GQ Sports (@GQSports) January 30, 2023
In this video, Anthony Edwards says: “I’ve been eating ’em since I was probably like five years old. I probably eat like 3 a day. You do the math … what’s that 21 bags? Yeah, I eat that many! Probably more, depending on how long my days are”. While saying that, he proudly shows us the bag of chips and we’re wondering if he cannot get a sponsorship out of this because this is a lot of free visibility for a chips company. But that’s not the most important. 21 bags a week? Really? Even for normal people that’s a lot, so for a basketball player?
In the comments, people say things like: “i know his stomach be hurting all day” or “Hot Fries are good I won’t blame him”. But the most important comment is “best diet in the league”, because the irony hidden in this tweet doesn’t only concerns Hot Cheetos. Anthony Edwards has been famous for his diet before this interview.
Anthony Edwards, The King Of Junk Food
In February last year, Anthony Edwards asked the journalists to wait for a little before asking questions. What for? Because he was finishing his McDonald’s order to celebrate his win against the Detroit Pistons. Journalist Dane Moore was covering that conference and was taking a picture of the player ordering his meal.
Anthony Edwards told us to hold off on asking questions so he could finish his McDonalds order.
He ordered McChickens. pic.twitter.com/QWRmEjXi4k
— Dane Moore (@DaneMooreNBA) February 4, 2022
After we got another piece of information, he was ordering McChickens. And that may be a strange question but Dane Moore asked him “why McChickens?” and Anthony Edwards answered: “Yeah, cheap dude. I’m not even gonna say cheap dude because I like cars and jewelry. But yeah, cheap dude. I’m gonna wait til my other contract, for sure.”
So the player is ordering this value menu only because he didn’t get his new contract yet. But even if this situation was funny, he had to answer to another backlash concerning a similar situation in the past. During a press conference, Anthony Edwards was eating Popeyes and It wasn’t good timing for many reasons.
His friend and teammate Karl-Anthony Towns didn’t like that at all and said: “that doesn’t make me happy to hear. We’re high-level athletes”. And the reason this Popeyes story wasn’t at a good timing is the fact that Anthony Edwards scored only 9 points the next game, making his team lose against the Spurs.
However, this is not because of this single Popeyes order that he lost, because before that, he has done amazing games and incredible performances in terms of scoring but also in terms of assists. So should we let him do what he wants? If he doesn’t get injured too much and continues to play like that, we might not have our word to say.