With the 2015 NBA draft quickly approaching, there’s been a lot of talk of some of the top picks, especially the speculated first draft pick by the Timberwolves: 19-year-old Karl-Anthony Towns. But among all the profiles, coverage, and heat on Towns, there’s one particular thing we’re most excited about learning: what flavor of ice cream he fux with. In an effort to deflect rumours of a promise from the Timberwolves, Towns cheekily told reporter Jon Krawczynski that he didn’t have any such guarantee from them, because otherwise he’d be gorging himself on his favorite treat: ice cream.
Towns to Associated Press: “If I had a promise I would go start eating ice cream and getting fat. There is absolutely no promise at all.”
— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) June 22, 2015
And with that, a weird fascination with Towns’ eating habits and favorite foods was born. From reporters asking for Dominican food suggestions to touching on his affinity for baking cookies, we’ve put together everything we could possibly find out about eating Towns-style, so you can grub like the No. 1 NBA draft pick.
If you’re rewarding yourself, it’s all about ice cream
Sometimes you done good and it’s time to relax and have yourself some ice cream as a reward. Specifically cookies and cream though, Towns tells CBS sports. Don’t get it twisted with any of those sub-par other flavors out there. “I’m a cookies and cream guy,” he says.
If You Aren’t Sure, Eat Dominican
But It better not be anything but arroz con pollo, because anything else wouldn’t suffice. Just make sure to stay strict to your principals and make that chicken and rice at home just like Towns’ mom does. He tells CBS Sports, “I’m a real strict arroz con pollo guy. My mom makes some really good traditional Dominican food, you can’t beat home cooking.” (Photo: Flickr/ Arnold Gatilano)
More Specifically, Eat Pechuga Empanizada
If you want the good stuff, get the pechuga empanizada (or breaded chicken breast) from Mi Apá Latin Café in Gainesville, Florida.
Always Remember to Eat Between Meals
If you’re hungry but it’s still a minute until dinner, get yourself a sub. At six-foot-eleven-inches, Towns can definitely put away the food, so if you’re hungry between meals (or between your between meals), it’s perfectly alright to keep it going non-stop. About Towns, the New York Times writes, “After school, he would eat a footlong sub before his mother’s home-cooked dinners, even after having a hefty lunch of homemade chicken, rice and vegetables and his favorite snacks, granola bars and Buncha Crunch.” (Photo: Flickr/JeffreyW)
Don’t be Afraid to Rock the Occasional In-Restaurant Sombrero
My uncle and I celebrating our birthdays this weekend. Blessed to have seen 19 yrs on this 🌎 and more blessed to have such a great family to celebrate it with. A photo posted by Karl Towns (@karltowns) on
As Towns shows us, nothing says swag like pulling that shit off.
Only Winners Get Chicken and Waffles
Towns works hard to be at the top of his game and if he done good (and only if he done good) he’ll reward himself with delicious crispy chicken and sweet waffles. New mantra: Work hard, chicken and waffle hard.
Celebrate with a Snapple
Happy bday to my one and only brother @viksingh41 . Hit the big 21 today and it feels like yesterday I was celebrating his 17th bday. Love you bro and live this day to the fullest. A photo posted by Karl Towns (@karltowns) on
It’s important to acknowledge the milestones of life with a celebratory beverage. Make like Towns and go with a nice fruity Snapple to ring in everything from turning of age to scoring first pick of the draft.
Snack Like You’re Sorry You’re Not Sorry
As a slave to the Buncha Crunch, Towns shows us that when having a guilty pleasure snack it’s best to just own that shit and take on a #sorryimnotsorry attitude.
Clip Your Coupons
Clip coupons and save yourself some cash when it comes to cooking up your meals. Coming from humble means, Towns and his family had to find a way to make ends meet and still keep up with his large appetite. Town’s tells The New York Times that to help cut cost, he and his father would cut coupons and keep a book of them to save on groceries.
Get Your Bake On
Late night snack #COOKIES #sweettooth
With a love for sweets and an affinity for baking, Towns is master of the homemade chocolate chip cookies. When at all possible make yours from scratch, pair with a glass of milk, and enjoy late-night-snack style.
Make Tres Leches your Queen
You know there’s no girl quite like her.
My Dominican sweet tooth and I are going to devour this tres leches cake 😋😋😋 A photo posted by Karl Towns (@karltowns) on