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Karl-Anthony Towns’ surprise interview with KSR


Karl-Anthony Towns was the surprise mystery guest on today’s edition of Kentucky Sports Radio and he was the absolute best, as he always is.

Read some of the main points from the morning and then listen to the entire interview in the podcast down below.


He really, really, really misses Lexington.

What exactly does he miss, you ask?

“I miss everything,” he told KSR. “I miss playing with my teammates, instead of having to play against them everyday. I miss the coaching staff. I miss being at Joe Craft. I miss playing at Rupp. I miss the fans, most importantly. I mean, the fans are what levitate all of us back here. It’s the love everyone has for us.

“The love is tremendous around here and — especially for the basketball team. It’s amazing. It’s just amazing to come back here and still be recognized.”

He’s still not over the Wisconsin game.

Towns compared it to wearing a really nice white shirt and “then Wisconsin was the biggest stain.” He called it a clam or an oyster with no pearl inside.

“I won’t be over that forever.”

He wasn’t surprised at all by Devin Booker being one of the best rookies in the NBA.


He thought Booker was worthy of a top-five pick in last year’s draft.

He and Coach Cal talk twice a week, or more.

“If it wasn’t for him being Italian, he would be my dad.”

“He really takes care of all of his kids, his former players.”

Nothing compares to Kentucky.

The outsiders will never understand.


Listen to Towns’ interview in the first half of the second hour of today’s podcast:

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for Karl-Anthony Towns’ surprise interview with KSR

  1. inside info2
    1:33 pm May 5, 2016 Permalink

    Great kid and great interview. Glad to see him doing so well so soon at the next level.

    The interview should be sent to all UK recruits for the next several years. Great quotes for recruiting.

  2. nicky
    1:43 pm May 5, 2016 Permalink

    Was it me or did he keep saying ‘levitate’ when he obviously meant gravitate? Thought I was listening to David Copperfield for a minute…. 🙂

    • Basteballer
      2:01 pm May 5, 2016 Permalink

      Yeah, that was bugging me, too. But only because I’m a word nerd.

  3. ReverendBlue
    1:47 pm May 5, 2016 Permalink

    If you don’t like that kid, you must be a Louisville fan.

  4. Angelo
    3:35 pm May 5, 2016 Permalink

    What a great guy!