Adam Sandler might be the star of the new Netflix movie Hustle, which is centered around Utah Jazz center Juancho Herangomez, but fans who are checking the basketball drama out on the streaming service (and there appears to be a lot of you) are walking away singing the praises of 20-year-old hoops phenom Anthony Edwards. Currently a shooting guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Edwards has a significant role in Hustle as the ultra-talented rookie standing in Hernangomez’s way as the player hustles (get it?) to make his way into the NBA Draft. And he’s great! Even though he has to play a real jerk.
Anthony Edwards’ Hustle character, Kermit Wilts, is the consensus number one pick in the movie’s draft, and he becomes a natural rivel to Bo (Juancho Hernangomez), Adam Sandler’s client in the film. As such, Kermit talks a LOT of trash to Bo when the two play each other. So during a series of interviews for Hustle, I asked Edwards if trash talk in the actual NBA is as bad as they make it out to be in the movie, and he told CinemaBlend: