The reason Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan are a motivation to Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns
But there was one specific thing that resonated with the Timberwolves big man. The fact that Kobe and Duncan both played their entire careers with one team. He is also hoping to do the same, per the Athletic’s Jon Krawczyski:
KAT on watching HOF: "I hope to have a career with one team like Kobe, like Tim and Kobe."
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) May 17, 2021
Bryant never left the Lakers, while Duncan remained in San Antonio until retirement. Meanwhile, Minnesota is struggling right now, but Towns still feels hopeful that he can remain with the team as they look to turn the ship around.
Despite finishing in 13th place in the Western Conference, there’s a lot to be positive about within the Timberwolves organization. Towns is a superstar big man who can do it all, while rookie phenom Anthony Edwards is shaping up to be one hell of a player. The team also has D’Angelo Russell and Malik Beasley who can score at will.
With the draft in July, the Timberwolves could also get another franchise piece in the top five, depending on how the lottery turns out. Hopefully, Minnesota can turn things around sooner than later because eventually, a player of Towns’ caliber will need to leave if he can’t even get to the playoffs, just like Garnett ultimately did.