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That’s why as I was scrolling thru my Twitter timeline last April, I came across this tweet of Karl’s and immediately felt a sense of pride. Karl, had just tweeted about taking part in an Autism Awareness Walk and had even went so far to say, “Love someone with Autism.” I am a proud mom of an Autistic son. My oldest son, Gavin was diagnosed when he was only 3 years old. He is the reason why I understand the need for Autism Awareness firsthand and that’s why on that day when I read Karl’s tweet bringing attention to Autism, I had to fight back tears. What continued on in that conversation is something I will never forget and I hope after reading it, you won’t forget it either.
Karl Towns has the goodwill, charity and drive to make other peoples lives better that so many of Calipari’s players before him have possessed. Yes, stats are nice but some things can’t be measured in a record book and that’s what you give back to the world. That’s what makes a player special. That’s what matters the most when the final buzzer has sounded and the final light has been turned off in the gym. Did you make a difference in the world for the better? Did you use all of your talent for the best? My son and I are here to tell you, Karl Towns already has.