Karl-Anthony Towns stole the show in Kobe Bryant’s farewell to Minnesota last night, scoring 26 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in the Timberwolves win.
But it was what he did after the game that caught the eye of the internet.
In an interview with NBA TV, Towns did his best Shaquille O’Neal impersonation with Shaquille O’Neal looking on in the NBA TV studio. Shaq, being the comedian he is, fired back by calling Towns a “seven-foot Drake.”
That’s a pretty good call.
Karl-Anthony Towns imitates Shaq. Shaq fires back. pic.twitter.com/pQB24ZHzLI
— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) December 10, 2015
Last night’s game was fun, yet frustrating.
If you can look past the flurry of lobs and Alex Poythress’ monster game, you’ll see Kentucky still has plenty to work on before its anywhere near the team we hope it becomes. Without piling on them too hard the morning after the win, let’s just say Skal Labissiere is still a disappointment on the glass; Jamal Murray and Tyler Ulis are still ice cold from outside; and the defense still gives up too many easy buckets.
Calipari said afterward, “We’re still a ways away, folks. I was happy about some of the stuff, but we’re not – we don’t come up with stops to put people away. It’s been all year this way.”
The next three games aren’t going to be as easy as they seemed when the schedule was first released. Time to figure it out. Arizona State just beat a very good Texas A&M team, and Louisville is going to give UK all it can handle on the day after Christmas.
Time to figure it out.
I loved this rebound-and-woop!
Further proof that Tyler Ulis is good with the basketball.
Jay Williams thinks Texas A&M will win the SEC, also thinks UK should’ve won by 50-70 points last night.
During halftime of last night’s UK-EKU broadcast, Jay Williams, disappointed in UK’s effort in the first half, said he predicts Texas A&M will win the Southeastern Conference. It sounded as if the former Dukie was already giving up on Kentucky’s season, though he admitted it is a very young team.
Williams believes the Cats should’ve won last night’s game by 50, which was never going to happen. He then went as far to say, “A veteran team comes out and wins this game by 70 points.”
Easy there, Jay.
How bizarre was the satellite play-by-play last night?
ESPN tried calling the game via satellite last night by having Bob Picozzi and Kara Lawson talk over a video feed in a studio in Bristol, not at the actual game. I will try to catch the replay later today because I’m interested to see how it sounded. I assume it sounded quiet behind their commentary, unless ESPN piped in background noise from Rupp Arena.
What did you all think?
Vanderbilt lost to Dayton at home last night.
Vandy dropped its third game in two weeks Wednesday night when it lost to Dayton, 72-67, in Nashville. Wade Baldwin missed an open layup with 12 seconds to go that would’ve tied the game; he then turned it over on the next possession after two made free throws by Dayton.
Ranked No. 18 in the preseason, Vanderbilt is now 1-3 in its last four games with losses to Kansas, Baylor and the Flyers.
To be fair, Kansas and Baylor are top 25 teams, and the Commodores were without Luke Kornet, the team’s third-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder, last night.
Wisconsin lost to Milwaukee at home.
Milwaukee snapped a 22-game losing streak to the Badgers with the upset victory in Madison last night. Bo Ryan’s bunch is now 6-4 on the year after a No. 17 preseason ranking, but that does not ease the pain of last season’s Final Four.
KSR radio on the way…
Get a little work done then tune in at 10 am.