Karl-Anthony Towns recalls Ricky Rubio welcoming him to the Timberwolves

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Giannis Askounis

11/Jan/24 15:08


Ricky Rubio was the first person to welcome Karl-Anthony Towns to the Minnesota Timberwolves

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

Karl-Anthony Towns shared an emotional story, revealing his connection to former teammate Ricky Rubio.

The Dominican big of the Minnesota Timberwolves appeared on the latest episode of Podcast P with Paul George Presented by Wave Sports + Entertainment.

“The first person that welcomed me into Minnesota was Ricky,” recalled the three-time NBA All-Star discussing his favorite moments with Rubio, “He took me to a restaurant in Minnesota and just showed me around the city. Drove me around the city, showing me spots I should know about and just really welcomed me to Minnesota and made me feel comfortable. I just think that’s how Ricky always is with all of his teammates, he makes everyone feel so comfortable, so loved and cared for. Not even talking about him as a basketball player…but just as a human.”

“I’m forever grateful to him for making me a better man,” he added.

Rubio, 33, announced his retirement from the NBA last week.

Besides Rubio, another topic of discussion was Nikola Jokic, specifically the game-winner in the recent meeting between the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors.

“I love that moment but I hate that people don’t allow that to be normal,” commented PG, “When people see that as ‘Oh he’s showing emotion’ like– they do the same shit with Kawhi. Allow him to have that moment, don’t make it a joke now because he’s showing emotion that you’re not used to seeing and now it’s funny.”

More including Victor Wembanyama and Giannis Antetokounmpo facing each other shaped additional features of the episode.

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