Karl-Anthony Towns' Father Considering Suing Timberwolves After Mascot Incident

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 3, 2017

TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 14:  Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves and his father, Karl Towns Sr. attend the NBA Legends Brunch as part of NBA All-Star 2016 on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns' father, Karl Towns Sr., is reportedly considering a lawsuit against the team for an injury he suffered at the Target Center on Jan. 26.

According to Michael McCann of The Crossover, Towns Sr. suffered a leg injury when the Timberwolves mascot, Crunch, hit an empty row of seats while riding a sled, which led to the seats crashing into Towns' leg.

The elder Towns left the arena on crutches and was seen using crutches during All-Star Weekend.

Following the incident, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press tweeted that the stunt had always been done safely previously:

McCann speculated that the likeliest scenario is the two sides reaching a settlement out of court.

While Minnesota is once again struggling this season with a 25-36 record that leaves it three games out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, Towns has developed into one of the NBA's best big men.

The 21-year-old is averaging 24.0 points, 12.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.

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