The Minnesota Timberwolves somehow fumbled away what looked like a guaranteed victory on Monday night.
Despite being up 16 at one point in the fourth quarter, Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves blew that lead and eventually fell 125-118 in overtime.
While Minnesota’s stunning loss was noteworthy, it was ultimately the actions of Towns that everyone was left talking about Tuesday morning. And not because of anything he did during the game itself.
As Towns and the Wolves were leaving the floor, a Grizzlies fan could be seen taunting them. That did not go over well.
Towns, responded, by doing this:
KAT 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/PgFadmzNTr
— ✯✯✯✯✯ (@FTBVids_YT) November 9, 2021
This obviously isn’t the first odd player-fan exchange of the NBA season. Rajon Rondo famously threatened to shoot a courtside fan earlier this year. Russell Westbrook also slapped a fan on one occasion, while getting into a verbal altercation with a different one on another occasion.
This is becoming an all too common occurrence.
Obviously Towns is frustrated. Minnesota should’ve won on Monday night. Instead the team is now 3-6 on the year and appears to be barreling towards yet another disappointing season.
Now that’s a Halloween costume. https://t.co/WVK6W11K9M
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 1, 2021
Given the bold warning Towns offered his rivals in the offseason, this is no doubt an embarrassing turn of events.
All that being said – what he did on Monday was inappropriate. And the league should step in and make sure he understands that.