NBA star's mistake on celebrity edition leads to tough loss

NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns appeared on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune to raise money for a charity and made a costly mistake. According to Yahoo, Towns was trying to solve a before and after puzzle, but said one more word, which caused him to lose the round. The Minnesota Timberwolves star accidentally said “Martin Short, Short Circuit” instead of “Martin Short Circuit”. Actor Anthony Anderson solved the puzzle correctly, and host Pat Sajak explained to Towns what happened.

“We have to play by the rules here,” Sajak said. “You get that, being in the NBA like you are, where the umpires never miss a call. It wasn’t a great moment for Towns, but he didn’t leave the game empty-handed. The 26-year-old raised $ 30,000 for the Vera Institute of Justice. Anderon raised $ 75,300 for the Anderson Family Foundation and Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross raised $ 62,150 for Stand Up to Cancer.

That same night, Towns appeared on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, he scored 40 points in a 141-123 win over the Houston Rockets and he now has 10 career games where he has scored 40 or more points, which ties him together. with Kevin Love for the most in Timberwolves history. Currently, the team are 20-20 on the year and would make the playoffs if they started today.

“You are seeing a maturation of a young team that finds its own,” Towns said, according to the StarTribune. “I think everyone in the NBA sees an identity building in Minnesota, something that I think has been lacking in this organization for a long, long time. A real identity and I think what’s even better is that you see real love for each other. Towns also said, “Everyone wants to be awesome. Everyone wants to be on top of their job and that goes above and beyond. ”

Towns was selected No.1 overall by the Timberwolves in the 2015 NBA Draft. He was selected to the First Team All-Star and named Rookie of the Year after averaging 18.3 points and 10, 5 rebounds per game in his first season. Towns was selected for the All-NBA All-Star Game in 2018 and 2019 and for the All-NBA Third Team in 2018. This season, Towns is averaging 24.5 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

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