In the wake of ESPN’s recent shakeup in the broadcast panel, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns pays homage to Mark Jackson a former commentator in a unique and memorable way. Following the Timberwolves’ thrilling win against the New Orleans Pelicans, Towns, who received the Best Player of the Game award, echoed Jackson’s iconic quote by praising teammate Anthony Edwards:
“That’s the man right here … Mama, there goes that man!”
Karl-Anthony Towns Pays Homage to Mark Jackson
The homage to Jackson’s legendary phrase added an extra layer of excitement to an already exhilarating game that saw the Timberwolves mount a comeback against the Pelicans.
Karl-Anthony Towns showcased his leadership on the court, guiding the Timberwolves to a 121-120 victory. The game’s turning point came in the final seconds when Towns made a game-winning basket with just five seconds left on the clock. The Timberwolves, who were trailing by 14 points with eight minutes remaining, orchestrated a remarkable comeback that secured their victory on the road.
Anthony Edwards played a pivotal role in the Timberwolves’ success, contributing significantly to the team’s plus-minus. His impact was evident as the Timberwolves outscored the Pelicans by 13 points during his 30 minutes on the court. Edwards’ dynamic performance, combined with Towns’ clutch play, underscored the resilience and teamwork that define the Timberwolves’ current season.
The victory against the Pelicans propelled the Timberwolves to a 9-3 record, tying them with the Denver Nuggets atop the Northwest Division. Karl-Anthony Towns, in particular, had a standout game, tallying 29 points on an impressive 10-of-11 shooting from the field. His all-around contribution included six rebounds, nine assists, and two blocks.
Anthony Edwards, the rising star of the Timberwolves, added 23 points, showcasing his scoring prowess with five three-pointers. Rudy Gobert also made significant contributions with 17 points, 11 rebounds, one assist, one block, and two steals. The Timberwolves’ well-rounded performance highlighted the team’s depth and versatility.
Despite the Pelicans’ Brandon Ingram leading the charge with 30 points, the Timberwolves’ resilience ultimately secured the win. Jonas Valanciunas, contributing 26 points and 11 rebounds, couldn’t prevent the Pelicans from falling to a 6-7 record.
As Karl-Anthony Towns paid tribute to Mark Jackson’s iconic quote, the moment became a symbol of continuity in the NBA’s rich history of memorable expressions. Towns’ humorous and heartfelt reference added a touch of nostalgia to a game that will be remembered for both its thrilling conclusion and the echoes of a classic commentary line.