What a week for parents of NBA players. First, the mothers of Shaq and JaVale McGee had to break up a Twitter fight between the two and now Karl-Anthony Towns' dad might take legal action against the Timberwolves.
According to The Crossover, Karl-Anthony Towns Sr. is considering a lawsuit against his son's team after he suffered a knee injury during a mascot stunt at Target Center on Jan. 26.
The injury occurred when Crunch sledded down the stairs and crashed into an empty seat next to Towns Sr.
More from The Crossover:
"Towns Sr. suffered considerable pain and was given an ice pack to reduce swelling. The Crossover has learned that while arena attendants encouraged Towns Sr. to leave the game and seek care at a local hospital, he refused to do so. Towns Sr. believed that his son—the NBA’s Rookie of the Year in 2016—would notice his father’s absence. In turn, Towns Sr. reasoned, Towns Jr. might worry about his father’s health and not play as well. Towns Sr. stuck around for the rest of the game, but by the end, his knee had begun to swell considerably and he couldn’t put any weight on it. Arena attendants provided Towns Sr. with crutches. He hobbled out of the arena and was taken to a local hospital for an MRI.
Three weeks later, Towns Sr. was spotted at All-Star Weekend’s Rising Stars Challenge, in which his son played. Towns Sr. was on crutches at the time and appeared to be moving in pain."
Here's the video of the incident. It's very difficult to notice anything out of the ordinary, but if you hit play/pause a bunch of times you can see Wolves mascot, Crunch, barrel into the chair next to Towns Sr.