VIDEO: Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns shares epic moment with Manny Pacquiao
Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns just got a taste of going toe-to-toe with boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. Towns dropped by the eight division world champion’s training camp on Wednesday ahead of Pacquiao’s August 21 duel against the undefeated Errol Spence Jr.
Here’s a look at Towns linking up with Pacquiao (via Bleacher Report):
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 29, 2021
Towns is just the first of many athletes and celebrities who have dropped by Pacman’s camp to greet the champ and bid him good luck. Last week, it was Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson of the Utah Jazz, alongside Filipino-American rapper apl.de.ap who swung by to say hello to the boxer-turned-legislator.
KAT might need more than just a ‘hello’ to help absorb Pacquiao’s championship energy. Towns’ Timberwolves’ once again found themselves at the bottom of the pack last season, finishing with a 23-49 record which was the third-worst record in the Western Conference. It also didn’t help that Towns only played 50 of those games after struggling through numerous health concerns.
Add to that, Towns also contracted the COVID-19 virus and, though he was fortunate enough to come out of it healthy and okay, the 25-year-old tragically lost a total of seven family members due to the deadly virus – including his mom, Jacqueline Towns.
Safe to say, it’s been a tough past year for Towns and it’s nice to see him out there enjoying the summer and dabbing with one of the best champions the sporting world has ever seen. Hopefully, for both Towns and the Minnesota faithful, some of that Pacman luck rubs off on Towns as he gears up for a strong campaign this coming 2021-2022 NBA season.