Anthony Edwards’ Viral Catchphrase Sparks Minneapolis Tourism Frenzy and Barkley Banter

The now-viral tagline “Bring ya ass,” which Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards accidentally coined in response to NBA icon Charles Barkley during a post-game interview, has unintentionally become the city’s biggest tourism booster. This short but powerful statement has gone viral on social media, inspiring many to use it as their username, a call to action, and even as a possible new state motto for Minnesota.

The three-word reaction to Barkley’s assertion that he hadn’t been to Minneapolis in twenty years started a lighthearted conversation between the two basketball legends. Barkley claims he was in Minnesota for the NCAA men’s Final Four Tournament at U.S. Bank Stadium in 2019, although evidence reveals he was there as recently as then. Still, it appears that Edwards’ invitation struck a chord because even non-basketball fans have shown a renewed desire to visit the city.

The Timberwolves and the city of Minneapolis are experiencing a spike in excitement due to the team’s on-court success as well as Edwards’ contagious personality and now-famous catchphrase. This craze has been further stoked by the team’s impending Western Conference finals clash against the Dallas Mavericks, with tickets for the first two games at Target Center selling out quickly.

Legislative action may be necessary to formally approve “Bring ya ass” as the state motto, but its influence on tourism and civic pride cannot be denied. The expression has come to represent both the city’s friendliness and the Timberwolves’ spirit of perseverance.

The Star Tribune Taste team has put together a list of restaurant choices for people who are motivated to explore Minneapolis after reading Edwards’ invitation. This way, guests can take advantage of both the exciting basketball action and the city’s thriving culinary scene.

Fans can watch the whole best-of-seven series on TNT or stream it on Max as the Timberwolves continue their postseason run. Bring your energy and, in the words of Anthony Edwards, “Bring ya ass!” whether you’re rooting from the stands or from your house.

Click on the images below to own designs related to the Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets

Nuggets Basketball Nikola Jokic Hoodie
Nuggets 2024 Playoffs Hoodie
Drawing Cartoon Poster Aaron Gordon 50 Denver Nuggets At NBA Playoffs 2023-2024 All Over Print Shirt
Denver Nuggets Road To The NBA Finals Al Over Print Shirt
Denver Nuggets Nikola Jokic Is Kia MVP For The 3rd Time In The Last 4 Seasons All Over Print Shirt
Denver Nuggets Nba Finals Champs 23-24 Hoodie
Denver Nuggets Built By Black History Combo Hoodie
Congrats Nikola Jokic From Denver Nuggets The Espys Best NBA Player All Over Print Shirt
Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray Shirt
Wolves Back Timberwolves 2024 Shirt – RO2141
The 2023-24 Kia NBA Sixth Man Of The Year Is Naz Reid Minnesota Timberwolves All Over Print Shirt – RO2140
Rudy Gobert Minnesota Timberwolves 4x Defensive Player Of The Year NBA Kia Defensive Player Of The Year 3D T-Shirt – RO2139
Minnesota Timberwolves NBA 2024 Playoffs 3D T-Shirt – RO2138
Minnesota Timberwolves NBA 2024 Hoodie – RO2137
Minnesota Timberwolves Honk If You Love Naz Reid Hoodie – RO2136
Minnesota Timberwolves Guard Mike Conley Has Been Named The 2023-24 Twyman-Stokes Teammate Of The Year All Over Print Shirt – RO2135
Minnesota Timberwolves Advance To The Western Conference Semifinals NBA Playoffs All Over Print Shirt – RO2134
Mike Conley From Minnesota Timberwolves Is The 2023-24 NBA Twyman-Stokes Teammate Of The Year All Over Print Shirt – RO2133
Karl-Anthony Towns T-Wolves Hoodie – RO2132
Congratulations Naz Reid Minnesota Timberwolves 2023-24 KIA NBA Sixth Man Of The Year All Over Print Shirt – RO2131
Congrats To Minnesota Timberwolves Clinched NBA Playoffs Season 2023-2024 Home All Over Print Shirt – RO2130


Contact us