Karl-Anthony Towns hands gifts to kid battling leukemia
Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves had a tender moment with a young fan who’s battling leukemia. Towns gave the Wolves fan several gifts, including a personalized jersey, a game-worn jersey, and a customized pair of kicks. Below is a clip of their heartfelt meeting, as posted by B/R Kicks:
— B/R Kicks (@brkicks) January 14, 2019
It was a noble gesture by Towns, who’s having another great season. So far, the 23-year-old is averaging 22.4 points per game, 12.6 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks in 33.6 minutes. Given those numbers, he may be in for his second All-Star selection.
Perhaps the most impressive thing about this year’s campaign is that Towns is putting up great numbers despite the controversies that have followed him and the team. To recall, they had to deal with the Jimmy Butler situation earlier in the season, which directly affected Towns as the former lashed out at him in that infamous practice session. And recently, their head coach and president of basketball operations, Tom Thibodeau, was fired from the job.
Despite these distractions, Towns has kept his focus and done whatever he can, along with Andrew Wiggins, to sneak out some victories for the team. Currently, the Timberwolves have a decent 21-22 record. Given how things are going in the Western Conference this season, the Wolves still have a chance at qualifying for the playoffs.