If I had my way, every day would be Karl Towns day on this site. Towns is killing so far in the NBA, averaging 15.9 points and 9.5 rebounds, which makes him an early frontrunner for Rookie of the Year. Yet, that’s not enough for Karl, so he’s started a side gig of blogging for GQ (who knew we’d have two GQ references in one day?).
Because Karl is Karl, he starts his first post off with a tribute to Kentucky, which is probably coming soon to a sign in the Joe Craft Center:
“I’ve found out Kentucky isn’t much different from the NBA. Kentucky gives you the sense that you’re already an NBA player. That’s just a testament to how well the program is run and how great the coaching staff is. So I felt totally prepared for this transition.”
Hear that, recruits?? The rest of the blog is pretty great, as Karl delves in to his first year in the league, his relationship with Kevin Garnett, and living in Minneapolis, which he says he “loves,” although he hasn’t found any decent Dominican food yet.
It hasn’t gotten too cold yet, but I love Minneapolis. I handled finding a place, getting a car, all the little things, myself. I only looked at one place and it’s the same place I live now. I knew the criteria I had for everything and once I saw what I needed and wanted, I was good. No other major purchases, though. I’ve got to be frugal with the way I was growing up, always trying to save my money. So I’m a homebody. I love being home, being inside. I like doing the things I’ve been doing since I was young. Just chilling. Spending time with friends, playing video games, and watching movies. Those kinds of things make me happiest. I haven’t found any good Dominican food in the city yet, but I wish I did. I don’t think it’s going to happen though.
Minneapolis Cats fans, help Karl out and give him some Dominican food recs. Or UK fans in the Dominican Republic, ship Karl some food. I bet he’ll send you a really thoughtful thank you note.
To read the rest of Karl’s blog, click here.