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Karlito comes to life

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Karlito, Karl Towns’ imaginary friend, became a major storyline last season. In case you’ve been locked in a trunk since December, whenever Karl would get frustrated during practice and games, he’d turn his head to the side and mumble into his shoulder. The coaching staff dubbed Karl’s invisible confidant “Karlito” and it became a running joke and story throughout the season.

It’s been about two and a half months since we’ve heard Karlito’s name, so of course it came up in all the predraft chatter. In fact, with help from Samsung, Karl and artist Nathan Walker collaborated to bring Karlito to life:

I wonder what Karl and Karlito will wear tonight?

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.

3 Comments for Karlito comes to life



  1. Mary
    12:36 pm June 25, 2015 Permalink

    Little Karlito ‏@LittleKarlito 12h12 hours ago
    Can’t sleep…

    No wonder Little Karlito couldn’t sleep last night..Big day for both. Karlito all NBA ready even with a new twitter account! #BBN



  2. Dustin
    1:12 pm June 25, 2015 Permalink

    I need this bumper sticker now. Its going to look great around town in San Francisco!



  3. Nick Papagiorgio
    1:13 pm June 25, 2015 Permalink

    Samsung has an advertising money maker in it’s hands. The story line it could develop with Karlito could be similar to State Farm’s Jake and Allstate’s Mr. Mayhem.