It’s not the first time KAT has been seen holding a cat, judging by this still image from a Jumbotron video I spent a week tweet-bugging different members of the Minnesota Timberwolves PR staff about releasing, which they did:
But the recent globetrotting KAT/cat video, published to raise support for Towns’s NBA All-Star campaign, does refer to “KAT and his cat,” prompting readers to question whether that is KAT’s cat.
That is not KAT’s cat.
That cat is named Hunter, and belongs to a staff member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a team source (feels so good to type that phrase!) who also disclosed previously unknown (to me at least) information about Towns’s cat ownership status – “Karl does not currently have a cat, but he did growing up…”
Karl-Athony Towns had a cat growing up!
This explains KAT’s comfort holding Hunter (and the still-unnamed Jumbotron kitten) – notice those giant, yet supportive hands, and the way he holds still-unnamed Jumobotron kitten to his cheek with a sense of familiarity and intimacy.
Karl-Anthony Towns is a cat person. He knows his way around cats.
Points of Further Investigation:
What was the name of KAT’s childhood cat?
Was it cute? Yes it was because all cats are cute.
Here is a picture of Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns holding a kitten against his face, from a Jumbotron video that played on 11/25. I had to bug so many people last week to make this happen. Worth the bugging.