This Latino NBA Star And His Mami Are Adorable Together

Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is only in his second NBA season, but the 21-year-old has already established himself as one of the top centers in the game.

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Last year, Towns was named NBA Rookie of the Year after averaging 18.3 points per game and 10.5 rebounds per game. This year, Towns is averaging 21.5 points per game — leading all centers — and 11.5 rebounds per game.

Towns would be a scary addition to the Team USA basketball roster which will compete for a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Except Towns has already committed to playing for another country: the Dominican Republic.

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Why? His mother, Jacqueline Cruz, is Dominican. Here’s an adorable interview in Spanish featuring Towns and his mami.

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You’ll notice Towns remains quiet for most of the interview; he says he understands Spanish but doesn’t speak it very well.

Of course, the highlight of the interview is Towns getting embarrassed by his mom’s show of affection.

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We’ve all been there, Karl-Anthony.

The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears recently interviewed Towns, as well as members of his family, to dive a little deeper into connection with the Dominican Republic.

Towns reveals that a visit to his mother’s home country — his first trip out of the U.S. — had a big impact:

“To see the way my mom’s country is, how beautiful it is, see a different side of the world, it was eye-opening. It was amazing. I had so much fun,” said Towns to The Undefeated.

Spears also spoke with Michael Quezada, one of Towns’ cousins. Quezada, who grew up in the Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights, in NYC, says Towns has become a household name: “He’s the most talked-about player in all the Dominican barbershops.”

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We Might Be Getting A Latino "Sons Of Anarchy" Spinoff


We Might Be Getting A Latino “Sons Of Anarchy” Spinoff

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The creator of “Sons Of Anarchy” hopes to bring the Mayans MC story to TV.


“Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter recently appeared on the “100% Honest Pretty Much…” podcast to talk about the future of “Sons Of Anarchy.” He talked about the possibility of a spinoff dedicated to Mayans MC, the rivals of the Sons Of Anarchy Motorcycle Club. Emilio Rivera, who plays Mayans leader Marcus Alvarez, is set to appear on the show but will not be the central character. Instead, the show follows a character named EZ who joins the Mayans and must pay his dues.

Sutter also says he wants to do more than just create a show for Latino “Sons Of Anarchy” fans — he wants the show to be run by Latinos. “I’ll direct the pilot and my plan is … to honor the mythology a lot of talented people spent seven years creating, so that we transition from that mythology into this new mythology,” Sutter told Arnold. “And my hope is to hire a creative team that is based in that culture.”

Sutter says he would like to help launch and steer the show but eventually give creative control to a staff of Latinos.

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“Ultimately my plan would be, probably, if we are lucky enough to continue, that I would co-run the first season with someone and then hand off the show to someone and then hand off the show to a primarily creative team of people of color,” said Sutter.

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