Tim Hardaway Sr. Names Five Centers Better Than Karl Anthony Towns

Tim Hardaway Sr. Names Five Centers Better Than Karl Anthony Towns

Edwin Kiplagat
June 15, 2023 at 7:13 PM
  • Tim Hardaway Sr. has named five NBA centers better than Karl-Anthony Towns
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves center recently claimed some people would say he "changed the game" when he retires
  • Towns has played spent his entire eight-year career in Minnesota

Tim Hardaway Sr. has blasted Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was called the best big man in the NBA by his former teammate Patrick Beverley.

The Chicago Bulls guard snubbed newly-crowned NBA champion Nikola Jokic and 2022/23 MVP Joel Embiid.

Karl-Anthony Towns, Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, Domantas Sabonis, Bam Adebayo, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets look on. Photo by Bart Young/NBAE.
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During a recent episode of the Pat Bev Pod, Beverley had Towns on for a guest appearance, and he revealed that he thinks Towns is the best center in the NBA over the Denver Nuggets star and Philadelphia 76ers big man. Beverley is obviously supporting his former teammates, but his claims are wild.

Although Towns is a talented player, he still hasn't reached the level of Embiid and Jokic and is yet to accomplish anything tangible in his career.

The 27-year-old has led the Timberwolves to the playoffs just three times, and they've never made it out of the first round, per Bleacher Report.

Hardaway blasts Towns

During an appearance at The Carton Show, the Hall of Famer said Towns needs to improve his game. He did not mince his words.

"I think he needs to have a reality check and he needs to work on his game a little bit more and making his teammates better and having a better season. In Minnesota, they just talk too much, all of them. Anthony Edwards talks, Karl-Anthony Towns talks, some other players, they talk. They just need to shut up and go out there and play basketball. They just need to go out there to play and try to win games," via Fadeaway World.

Moreover, he refuted Beverley's claims by naming five centers better than Towns, namely: Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, Bam Adebayo, Brook Lopez, and Domantas Sabonis.

Towns says he changed the game

Sports Brief earlier reported on Towns saying some fans will say he "changed the game" when he retires from the sport.

Towns was selected first overall by the Wolves in the 2015 NBA Draft and has spent his entire eight-year career in Minnesota.

"I feel like when my time's up and I retire and I put the shoes up... I feel like there's going to be people who are going to say that I changed the game. And I'm going to be very appreciative of that."
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