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Karl Towns wrote 40 drafts of his goodbye letter to the Big Blue Nation

If you’re not listening to KSR right now, stop what you’re doing and turn it on. Karl Towns described how difficult it was to make the decision to leave Kentucky and declare for the NBA, even though there’s a very, very good chance he’ll be the number one pick in the draft. “I felt so bad that I couldn’t bring Kentucky its ninth championship. It haunts me. It still haunts me now,” Karl said. “I just wanted to win as many championship rings and touch as many lives as possible.”

On Saturday, Karl released his goodbye letter to the Big Blue Nation, a handwritten note that he told Matt and Ryan took him 40 drafts. FORTY DRAFTS! Karl said he came up with the idea for the letter on Wednesday, and started working on a draft Wednesday night on his computer. Forty drafts and several grammar/spelling checks later, Karl finally started writing it by hand on Thursday night.

“I want everything to be perfect for you, Big Blue Nation. I want to make sure it’s the best for you,” Karl said. “They deserve the best of me.”

Why was it so important to write by hand? Karl explained that just posting a picture on Instagram or a thank you on Twitter wouldn’t suffice. “It’s something that came from my heart,” Karl said. “I wanted to make sure the fans know how much I care about them.”

And now I’m crying again. Thanks, Karl.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

7 Comments for Karl Towns wrote 40 drafts of his goodbye letter to the Big Blue Nation



  1. JLTCatFan
    10:49 am April 13, 2015 Permalink

    This kid. I haven’t even listened to today’s segment and I’m already in tears again. He really is something special. What an incredible honor it is to have him as a representative of this program.



  2. Catsby80
    11:15 am April 13, 2015 Permalink

    man…. i really wish the 2 year rule was in effect. would love to have this guy around for another season.



  3. Reese Davis
    11:17 am April 13, 2015 Permalink

    Great kid…Amazing kid…..but this seems a little bit wierd to me



    • Catsby80
      11:37 am April 13, 2015 Permalink

      showing appreciation to the people who supported him seems weird?



    • Reese Davis
      12:27 pm April 13, 2015 Permalink

      No, just writing a 40 draft letter



    • Catsby80
      1:49 pm April 13, 2015 Permalink

      meh… he’s a perfectionist… wish he would stick around another year or two.. i’m more surprised that he knows how to write in cursive more than anything else.



  4. JLTCatFan
    12:32 pm April 13, 2015 Permalink

    Meanwhile, all the other guys who did type their thank yous on their phones and post them to Twitter are like, “Really, Karl?! Come on, man… Makin’ us look bad…”