Karl-Anthony Towns RumorsAll NBA Players
“Please be careful stepping out of the house every single day,” said Towns. “Follow all the protocols and rules and advice that Dr. Fauci, who’s the best of the best in the world at this…take his advice and understand that it’s coming from a place of wellbeing for everyone in this country.”
Jon Krawczynski: KAT giving an in-depth self-reflection on his interaction w/refs. Says w/all he’s been through, he realizes he can’t be worried about the refs anymore. Says he did it too often early in his career and has to set a better example for Ant, Jaden
Kane Pitman: Giannis spoke about reaching out to KAT postgame: “I kinda know how much he hurts. I know how hard it is to lose someone you love and then you gotta go and still do your job. It’s extremely hard. I told him I love him, stay healthy and I’ll see you soon.”
Towns made it clear that he wants to finish his career in Minnesota but described this latest coaching move as “just the business.” “I would love to finish my career here in Minnesota until obviously the business calls or business changes or whatever the case may be,” Towns said. “I don’t plan on it to, or at least I’m not hoping to make the decision. I want to build something great here. I want to build a legacy in Minnesota. I’m just every day trying to help our coaching staff and help this organization build a culture.”
But, once that initial emotion faded, the two-time NBA All-Star became supportive of the decision. However, he couldn’t help but notice the strong reaction from his league peers, such as Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, in regards to another African American being passed over for a head-coaching role in current Wolves assistant David Vanterpool. “I’d be remiss if I didn’t come on here and mention the amazing work that men of color are doing in this world. Not only in every other sport and through social justice and every other part of this world and in the organization or whatever the case may be, but for basketball,” Towns said. “For what my job is, there’s a lot of amazing men of color out there that deserve the opportunity to lead a team and to run an organization and have a chance to make their mark in this league not with a jersey on but with a suit on. And, I say that with meaning.