Karl Anthony-Towns Clears the Air With Draymond Green and Russell Westbrook After Stern Statements: ‘Ladies and Gentlemen I’m Bill Russell’

Published 12/28/2021, 10:00 AM EST


Los Angeles Lakers have been struggling this season so far with a 16-18 record. They are currently on a five-game winless run and will face a struggling Houston Rockets side next. LeBron James has been their shining star this season but received only a little help from starters such as Russell Westbrook.

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For the last few seasons, Westbrook has been performing on the top level and has been great individually. The Triple Double King’s numbers speak for themselves. His numbers have been too good, and that’s what puts him among the best players in the league.

Wolves star Karl-Anthony Towns thinks otherwise and believes that Russ ‘chases stats‘. However, Draymond Green and Joel Embiid criticized Towns over his comments on Russ. Towns has responded to Green’s comment on Instagram.

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Karl Anthony-Towns responds to Draymond Green’s comments over Russell Westbrook row

Towns comments went viral and several NBA stars such as Draymond Green and Joel Embiid responded to it. Green commented on Instagram and shared an incident of Wolves being 20 points down with 2 mins to go. Towns then replied to Green’s comments on Twitch.

Dec 17, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots against the Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and forward Jake Layman (10) in the second quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

“I didn’t know I was the coach, I was the coach? I was told to be in the game with two minutes left down by 20 and I’m the coach? Am I the coach?” Towns said.

“I’m the coach? Oh s***, I’m Bill Russell. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m Bill Russell. I forgot I was Bill Russell, too. “But hey listen, a hell of a team. I ain’t here to do none of all that disrespectful s*** and all that stuff. Nah, I ain’t here to do all that.” He added, ” Listen, you won by 20. Your team is a hell of a team, an all-time team. I know what it is”.

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Towns was quick to respond to Green’s comments over his statements on Westbrook. However, he focused on the game part and even admitted that the Warriors are an all-time team.

Westbrook, on the other side, has struggled to settle in at the Lakers and has been criticized for not being consistent. He used to be the main man for the teams in the past few years. However, that is not the case at the Lakers as they already have their star duo of Anthony Davis and LeBron James.

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Can Westbrook revive his form and help the Lakers fight for the championship from now on? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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