Anthony Edwards, a guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves, is reversing remarks he made to a lady in which he seemed to encourage her to get an abortion.

He addressed an alleged text message thread between him and a woman in a statement posted on social media on Monday.

"I made comments in the heat of a moment that are not me, and that are not aligned with what I believe and who I want to be as a man," Edwards stated. 

"It is important to empower and assist women to make the greatest decisions for themselves and their bodies. 

I am handling my personal matters privately and will not be commenting on them any further at this time.

Edwards, 22, was tagged in a post including the conversation via leaked text messages,

which allegedly showed a photo of a positive pregnancy test and responses "hell nawl can't do dis" and "Get a abortion lol."

The post also includes a photo of a wire transfer of $100,000 with text messages saying

"I will send you money to help you out" and "you got da money whats the hol up."

On Monday night, Edwards and the Timberwolves are expected to play the Miami Heat.

"Ant-Man" Anthony DeVante Edwards was born on August 5, 2001.