The fathers of Ja Morant and Karl-Anthony Towns shared some friendly banter after Game 1 between the Grizzlies and Timberwolves.
Ja Morant and Karl-Anthony Towns have a rivalry on the court to worry about as Memphis and Minnesota battle it out in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
Their dads are taking care of the trash talk off the court.
One of the highlights of Game 1, which the Timberwolves took 130-117, was watching the dads of the two stars hug it out and jaw back and forth as the game finished up.
Ja Morant and Karl-Anthony Towns’ dads talked trash after Game 1
Props to both dads for adding some fun layers to the evening.
And shoutout to the Grizzlies fan who could be heard saying, “I’d be smiling too if the refs handed me the game.”
While Morant will be rightly disappointed by the outcome of the game, he gave his father plenty of reasons to be proud with 32 points, four rebounds, eight assists and a steal. He was 16-of-20 from the free-throw line.
As for Towns, he showed out with 29 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in the winning effort. He also gave his dad the right to simply point to the scoreboard if he needed extra emphasis to any of his trash talk.
The two players and their fathers can go at it again on Tuesday when Game 2 tips off in Memphis.