‘Know How Much it Hurts’: Giannis Antetokounmpo Shows His Support for Karl Anthony Towns

Published 02/25/2021, 7:00 AM EST
Feb 23, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks between Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juan Hernangomez (41) and center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) during the fourth quarter at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


The Milwaukee Bucks pocketed their 19th win of the season against the Minnesota Timberwolves while dominating almost the entire game. For a while, it seemed like the Bucks had lost their momentum, losing several games in a row. However, even without their starting point guard, Jrue Holiday, they look like they are back on track. Keeping the game aside, the highlight of the day came after the final buzzer. There was a moment of brotherhood between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Karl-Anthony Towns that won our hearts.

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Giannis shows his support for Karl’s loss

Both these bright young superstars of the NBA have some unfortunate life experiences in common. While Karl-Anthony Towns‘ mother died last year in April because of the Coronavirus, Giannis Antetokounmpo also lost his father to a heart attack back in 2017. In fact, KAT even revealed that he has lost seven members of his family to COVID-19.

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So after the Bucks’ 139-112 victory over Minnesota, in the post-game interview, Giannis wanted to show his support for his friend.

“I kinda know how much he hurts. And how hard it is to lose somebody you love and then you gotta go and still do your job,” Giannis stated.

“I had to go up to him and kind of speak with him. Tell him a few words to represent his mom in the best way and told him I am sorry about his loss. I kinda know much he hurts. I know how hard it is to lose somebody you love, and then you gotta go and still do your job. It’s extremely hard. I told him I love him, stay healthy and I’ll see you soon.”

Feb 23, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks over Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) during the second quarter at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Karl Anthony Towns is grateful

Towns even responded to the love Giannis showed him and emphasized on the bond they have built. He said, “Giannis is a friend of mine. I appreciate him and the way he has reached out to me during my time. We really built a friendship there. So, I am really appreciative of him. The amount of care he’s put into me and my family.”

“I kinda know how much he hurts. I know how hard it is to lose somebody you love and then you gotta go and still do your job”

Giannis on showing love to KAT after their game last night

(via @Bucks)pic.twitter.com/4xCOwfPoeB

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 24, 2021

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The game between the two stars was close in the beginning, with the Bucks scraping forward by 2 points. However, by the second quarter, they had turned it up a notch, making the score 41-26 at half time, and there was no turning back after.

Giannis finished the night with 37 points,8 rebounds, and 8 assists. And Karl recorded 26 points, 11 assists, and 8 rebounds. The two aren’t scheduled to meet each other on the court until April. But it’s unlikely that the position for the Timberwolves will change in any way till then.

Read also- WATCH: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Receives a Ridiculous Technical Foul For Taunting Karl-Anthony Towns

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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