Minnesota Timberwolves All Star Karl-Anthony Towns balled out for a career-high 60 points on Monday vs. the San Antonio Spurs.
I had a feeling Towns was ready for a big second half of the season when he said this confident quote at the 3 Point Contest in Cleveland.
(Via The 3 Point Conversion):
“I think the league knew I could shoot the ball the way I could from three. I just think that for all the tall kids and for all the big men out there who are told that they won’t succeed doing nothing but having their back to the basket and shooting hook shots, I want to be the example that that’s not true. You can accomplish anything you want and be the player that you want to be at any time. My father and I when I grew up, I remember everyone told me to do the same way. Have your back to the basket. Why is Karl shooting threes? There’s no reason for him shooting threes. We’re experts. We know better than you. Me and my dad said screw them. We’re going to do it our way. We’re going to make the league our way. We’re going to do it our way. We’re going to be great in a way that the world has never seen before, and that’s been my motto. Just show the world greatness from a different lens.
“And I feel that in the seven years I’ve been in the league, I feel that I’ve shown them that, and I’m only getting better. I’m just scratching the surface of what I can be. There’s more levels to attain. There’s more levels to unlock in my game and in my career, and I’m just super excited that I get a moment like this to take a step back from the competitive basketball standpoint and be able to celebrate these wins like this with my family and be able to have a little bit of a break to really enjoy this because, you know, when you win a big game, you hit a game winner, you play the next day, there’s really no time to celebrate or really get to relish in it.”