Awkward: Karl-Anthony Towns’ Dad May Sue Timberwolves’ Mascot
So far no one has been able to explain why the North American Gray Wolf, or Timber Wolf, is the mascot of the Minnesota basketball franchise -- since the wolf has been extinct in those parts since 1903. But there he is -- Crunch -- whose biography states quite plainly that he was born in the woods in Minnesota.
What else is Crunch lying about? For one thing, he injured the father of the team's best player, and is being sued.
It happened on Jan. 26, when Crunch was performing his signature stunt -- tobogganing down the arena stairs on a plastic sled (above). Things went smoothly until Crunch reached floor level, when he went careening off the sled and slid across the floor. The sled tumbled sideways, and apparently struck Karl Towns Sr., 54, in the knee.
New York Post:
Towns Sr. claims an empty seat crashed into his right knee, causing “considerable pain.” Instead of leaving the game, he continued to watch the Timberwolves lose to the Pacers, 109-103. But he continued to experience swelling, and by the end of the night, Towns Sr., a retired high school basketball coach, wasn’t able to put weight on his right knee and left the arena on crutches to a local hospital.
So how's it going to look when the father of your star player is suing your mascot, and it ends up in court? I want to see those courtroom sketches.
Surprise witness: Indiana Pacers mascot Boomer the Panther! (Courtroom gasps).
Sports Illustrated’s Michael McCann wrote he expects the issue to be resolved outside the courtroom.
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