Karl-Anthony Towns had a historical game on Monday night, scoring 60 points on the San Antonio Spurs to take the Minnesota Timberwolves to their 40th win of the season. Now the T-Wolves rank 7th in the Western Conference standings, trying to climb positions on the leaderboard.
KAT has shown that he can lead this team, even though a lot of people believed he didn't have what it takes to become the first option in a competitive team. Towns is now balling and leading the Wolves in a conference with a lot of good teams.
He's doing an amazing job and earned a lot of praise for his recent performance. However, one NBA legend took things a little too far and placed KAT among the 10 best players in the league, naming him an MVP candidate following his 60-PT explosion against the Spurs.
Magic Johnson congratulated Kyrie Irving on Tuesday night after he dropped 60 points on the Orlando Magic. Moreover, he also had flowers for Towns, calling him an MVP candidate after his impressive game.
"By scoring 60 points last night, superstar Karl Anthony-Towns put himself in the running for the NBA's MVP!" Magic, a 3x NBA MVP tweeted on KAT.
This is a bold take from Magic, and NBA fans were quick to reply to the five-time NBA champion, calling him out for having several MVP candidates and only picking KAT after a single game.
Johnson really stirred the pot with his comments, but it's not like he'll stop voicing his opinion about anything NBA-related. He's been very vocal about these topics, especially regarding his Los Angeles Lakers.
Tonight, KAT and his T-Wolves host the Lakers, trying to win the 41st game of the season and put another nail in the Lakers' coffin. With an inspired Towns, Minnesota hopes to leave the arena with another W.