Karl Towns and Tee Morant have fun with a father-friendly bet
Ja Morant’s Memphis Grizzlies tied their streak with Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night, but not before Bally Sports North and NBA TV broadcasts unearthed a friendly rivalry.
The fathers of the two All-Star players — Karl Towns Sr. and Tee Morant — indulged in some fun, light-hearted banter during the show. It turns out that the former Towns and Morant are actually good friends and members of a group of pro basketball dads and men.
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On Tuesday night, Towns Sr. and Morant traded opening series jokes between their kids. Tee Morant joked with Towns Sr. that Memphis gave Minnesota Game 1 of the series to “make them feel like they’re actually in the playoffs.”
Karl Towns and Tee Morant also revealed that they have a friendly bet going on backstage: if the Grizzlies win, Towns Sr. will wear a Ja Morant jersey, and if the Timberwolves win, Morant will wear a Karl-Anthony Towns jersey. Tee Morant also mentioned that these were to be worn by the game, so Towns Sr. trying to fit into a Ja Morant jersey could make for a pretty interesting sight!
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Anyway, I just wanted to share a good old-fashioned fun time between two doting dads of two of gaming’s brightest stars. It’s nice to see that their friendship is more important than the show at handy. Unfortunately for KAT’s dad, I think he’ll slip into a Ja jersey when all is said and done.