Karl-Anthony Towns was born on November 15th, 1995. That was eight months after Michael Jordan came out of retirement for the first time, a month and a half after O.J. was acquitted, and 12 days after Kevin Garnett made his NBA debut. He still can’t (legally) purchase alcohol, rent a car, or enter a casino in most U.S. states. Point is, he’s still a young pup.
As such, 2016 will be the first time the budding superstar will be able to cast his vote in a Presidential election. Since KAT is KAT, he isn’t spending the leadup to his first undertaking of our democracy’s most solemn duty by drunkenly brainstorming with his stupid roommates who the funniest write-in option would be (2008 was a fun time for me, and the answer at the time was Scott Stapp). No, KAT is doing something much more noble and mature; he’s encouraging Minnesotans to get out and vote (for real):
#Twolves star Karl-Anthony Towns wants the people of Minnesota to get out and vote.
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) September 8, 2016
Whatever you think of the two major party nominees, the smattering of independents, and former Creed front men who are in the running for the highest office in the land, Karl (and all of us at A Wolf Among Wolves) would like to encourage you to vote. As KAT said in the video, you can visit MNvotes.org to learn everything you need to know about getting registered, polling locations and hours, and absentee/mail-in options should you need them.
And while it’s not exactly website policy to endorse a political candidate (we tend to focus more on the large men who put the orange ball into the high hoop thingy), I’m going to go ahead and make the case for one of them. No, not in this election, or the next one, or the next one, or the next one, but the one after that.
See, Karl-Anthony Towns will turn 35 in 2030, meaning he’ll be Constitutionally eligible to be President in 2032. While this may seem a bit premature, we at A Wolf Among Wolves are officially endorsing him for the White House 16 years from now. He’ll be putting the finishing touches on his Hall of Fame career by that point, and we truly believe he’d make seamless transition to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Joy, love, and dunks for all. #KATforPresident2032.