Former All-Star Karl Anthony-Towns did not mince words when he was asked about Russell Westbrook on a recent twitch stream with Adin Ross.
“He definitely gets stats. He chases stats.” Towns said, “But I think he’s a hell of a player. I don’t care what anyone says. Do you know how hard it is to get a triple-double? And he plays hella hard. I just think sometimes he plays too quick, he tries to do too much.”
The comments quickly went viral, catching the ire of Draymond Green, who was a chief rival of Westbrook when the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder were rivals for Western Conference supremacy. Green publicly responded on social media to what could be perceived as backhanded compliments after KAT later said that he didn’t care about personal stats, making it clear that good stats in a loss are pointless.
“I once watched from the bench due to us beating the Twolves ass, and he was in the game down 20 with 2 mins to go.” Green commented, “Come on, man. Stop talking to people about the ‘bros’ and yelling this is a ‘brotherhood.’ SMH.”
After beating the Suns on Christmas, the Warriors own the top record in the League, 27-6. The Timberwolves are ninth in the West with a 15-17 record and are looking to stay above water while they wait for Anthony-Towns and Anthony Edwards to clear protocols.