Kevin Durant, Karl-Anthony Towns ask to be subbed out for far different reasons
Two of the NBA’s bigger stars asked to be subbed out of games during Wednesday night’s on-court action. The motivation behind their respective requests, however, appear to have been inspired by significantly different reasons.
First, Kevin Durant asked to be taken out of the Golden State Warriors’ 144-122 victory over the Washington Wizards. Why? Because, as Durant put it, the Wizards were “weak.”
With the Warriors running away from the Wizards while sporting a 23-point lead early in the fourth quarter, Durant was caught on camera following a huge dunk saying, “Sub me out. I don’t wanna play no more, man” while referring to the Wizards as weak.
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Karl-Anthony Towns, meanwhile, asked to be subbed out of the Minnesota Timberwolves’112-105 road loss to the Toronto Raptors as well. The reason for it could not be more different than Durant’s call.
Towns had just airballed a three-pointer when he motioned to the bench to get him out late in the third quarter.
“KAT just has that look in his face like he doesn’t want to play tonight, so, so be it…” pic.twitter.com/Qr7UGLfZ4H
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) October 25, 2018
Karl Towns just airballed a 3 and motion to the bench saying, “get me out.”
One of Towns’ all-time worst performances.
If Thibs and Jimmy are rollin with this group, and committed to it, they’ve got to find a way to commit to KAT and get him going.
Bigger than tonight.
— Dane Moore (@DaneMooreNBA) October 25, 2018
Towns finished his awful night with 14 points on 5-for-17 shooting (1-for-5 from beyond the arc. Durant, on the other hand, scored 32 points on a night he shot 72 percent from the field. Both Durant and Towns had their reasons for wanting to get off the court. It’s just that Durant came off looking far better than Towns on this night.