Since Karl Anthony-Towns committed to Kentucky as a sophomore in high school he has always been seen as the nice guy and one that takes “invisible shots” in the Bahamas.
KAT often gets passionate in the moments of the game but on Wednesday night, he was part of a legitimate KAT fight with the Philadephia 76ers.
It appears to have started with some unnecessary physical play from Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
Standing at 7’0 and 247 pounds, KAT didn’t back down against the 7’0 249 pound Embiid. With those physical stats, it would be an interesting boxing or MMA match.
Kat definitely got the advantage over the former Kansas standout, similarly to how Kentucky has dominated the Kentucky-Kansas series in college basketball 23-9 over since the first matchup in 1950.
KAT didn’t walk out unscathed though, as Ben Simmons pulled a “sissy” move from behind as he was on the ground.
As any mom would, KAT’s mom wanted take her anger out on Embiid too, being held back by security.
Both KAT and Embiid were ejected, and following an NBA review, I would expect all three players to suspended for some amount of time.
Which is unfortunate with KAT having such a hot start to the season averaging 32 points (2nd in the NBA), 13.3 rebounds (tied-3rd in the NBA), and a league-leading 40.27 player efficiency rating.