Karl-Anthony Towns wore a ‘Free Meek Mill’ jersey to the Super Bowl
Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns went to the Super Bowl at US Bank Stadium in help of the Philadelphia Eagles.
He had a straightforward commute to the internet hosting venue this 12 months in Minnesota, the place Towns has performed since his rookie season. The large man was raised in close by New Jersey and grew up supporting the Eagles.
The 7-footer spoke about his relationship with the workforce, who defeated the Minnesota Vikings to find yourself in the NFC Championship sport (through The Ringer):
“I’m a born and die-hard Eagles fan. I have friends on the Vikings who know that. I want them to play well. If they win, I’m going to congratulate them. I would have had full support for them in the Super Bowl. But, obviously, if my Eagles win, I have some things I’ve got to say, because I’m an Eagles fan. People have to understand, 13 years is a long time for me to not have seen my team even come close.”
Towns, 22, was carrying a jersey that stated “Free Meek Mill” on the again. He is a Philadelphia-born rapper who’s presently incarcerated for violating the phrases of his probation.
But his 2012 track “Dreams & Nightmares” has turn out to be an anthem for the Eagles. The musician not too long ago launched a assertion about his hometown workforce (through Bleacher Report):
“It really lifted my spirit to hear the team rally around my songs because that’s why I make music—to inspire others and bring people together. The Eagles have also motivated me with the way they’ve overcome tough situations and injuries to succeed this year.”
Mill is imprisoned for an altercation at an airport (although fees have been dropped) and due to the approach that he rode his dust bike throughout a music video.
Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball additionally tweeted help for the rapper on Sunday.