NBA: A chair shot could be worth a lawsuit to Anthony Edwards

NBA: A chair shot could be worth a lawsuit against Anthony Edwards


The playoffs bring out a lot of emotions for pro athletes, but Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards will certainly blame himself for getting a little too intense. 

Frustrated by Tuesday night's 112-109 loss to the Denver Nuggets, the 21-year-old grabbed a folding chair on his way back to the locker room. He quickly threw the object before dropping it on the ground. 

Denver police were called to the scene of the incident after two Ball Arena employees said they had been hit by the chair, the Denver Sports website reported Wednesday. The two people were said to have been non-seriously injured.

Edwards nevertheless faces two charges of third degree assault, which is punishable by an 18 month prison sentence and/or a fine of 1000 $, according to Colorado law. The basketball player will have to appear in court on June 9. The Timberwolves said they are aware of the allegations, but would not comment.

The Minnesota team was eliminated in five games by the Nuggets. Edwards, meanwhile, missed the last-second three-point shot that would have allowed the game to go into overtime.