Karl-Anthony Towns honors past Timberwolves legends in Abu Dhabi

Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ first preseason contest of the 2023-24 season is officially in the books. The Wolves took down the Mavericks on Thursday in dominant fashion in the NBA’s international showcase in Abu Dhabi.

After spending the whole week in the United Arab Emirates taking in the country’s culture, Timberwolves players had to be thrilled to finally get some game action under their belts. It could not have been a better start to the preseason schedule, as Minnesota looked sharp and focused against Dallas for 48 minutes.

Leading up to the game, fans were able to get a glimpse at what the team’s week looked like on social media. Players and team staff partook in some fun and interesting activities in between practicing and preparing for the games. On more than one occasion, Karl-Anthony Towns was seen wearing throwback Timberwolves jerseys in tribute to past franchise legends.

Karl-Anthony Towns sported jerseys of Timberwolves legends this week

On Tuesday, Alan Horton of the Timberwolves’ radio crew posted a picture of Towns wearing a custom throwback jersey for Latrell Sprewell, who played in Minnesota during the Kevin Garnett era. The high-scoring guard was a major reason the Timberwolves had their best postseason run in franchise history in 2004.

Then on Wednesday, Towns showed up rocking a throwback Kevin Garnett jersey from the Wolves’ 1990’s threads. When asked about his choice for the jersey, KAT explained Garnett’s role in his life. “He’s my vet, he’s my OG,” said Towns. “He gave me great advice before the season. I lean on him for his experience.”

The bright blue and green jersey Towns wore on Wednesday is the same style that the Wolves will be donning as their classic edition jersey in the upcoming season. As KAT looks to have a statement year in Minnesota after missing so much time last season, fans have to be thrilled to see him draw inspiration from some of the greats in Timberwolves history.

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