“Don’t Like to Talk About Teams That Lose but…”: Magic Johnson Reacts to Karl-Anthony Towns’ 62pt Eruption

Published 01/23/2024, 8:27 PM EST

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How often do we see history being created in back-to-back games in the NBA? Following Joel Embiid’s record-breaking 70-point game, Karl-Anthony Towns backed it up with his own memorable performance. Superstars and legends from the game put their thoughts into words to appreciate these two explosive players as soon as the games finished. However, Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson was late to the party. Almost a day later, he expressed his thoughts on the Minnesota Timberwolves star’s 62-point feat.

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The Wolves took on the 13th-seeded Charlotte Hornets and gave away the game despite the performance from Towns. And, the Lakers legend didn’t hesitate in taking a sly dig at the Wolves for the game result.

Johnson took to his X handle and wrote, “I typically don’t like to talk about teams that lose but I have to send some love to the Timberwolves’ Karl Anthony Towns for scoring 62 points, 30 of which were from the 3-point line!” 

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The Wolves couldn’t cross the line, as the Hornets produced a late comeback in the fourth quarter to shock the home team. Notably, Towns, who dropped 58 points in the first three quarters, could only score four points in the last quarter. And the lack of support from his teammates resulted in a loss. Not to take away from the brilliant outings of Brandon Miller, Miles Bridges, and LaMelo Ball.

While he took a subtle dig at the Timberwolves in praising KAT, he generously appreciated Joel Embiid for his historic feat from last night. The 64-year-old was left awestruck by the Philadelphia 76ers star’s field goal percentage and also congratulated the reigning MVP for leading the MVP race once again.

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Magic has always been active on social media, expressing his thoughts on the current trends in the league. More importantly, he doesn’t mince words when it comes to criticisms. In that vein, he picked up a current trend in the NBA world and a shift in dynamics. Let’s find out more about that in detail.

Magic Johnson identifies the shift in trend

Following the Monday night action in the NBA world, Magic Johnson identified a massive change in trend. He hinted at the historical night where stars like Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, and Jayson Tatum dominated the hardwood. The only common thing between them is that all of them are front-court players. Reflecting on the game, he shared a post.

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As Magic pointed out, the game, which has been dominated by guards like Stephen Curry for over a decade, has slowly seen a shift in the trend over the past couple of years with the likes of Nikola Jokić, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and other big men carrying the torch for the league.

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What do you make of the shift in the trend? Let us know in the comments below.

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