Karl-Anthony Towns Says Anthony Edwards' Diet 'Doesn't Make Me Happy,' Popeyes Weighs In (UPDATE)

After losing at home to the Spurs on Monday, Karl-Anthony Towns criticized Anthony Edwards' diet, saying he wants to help the young guard take care of his body

Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards

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Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards

UPDATED 10/26, 9:50 p.m. ET: Popeyes got in on the conversation Wednesday night, tweeting from its official account, “Good luck to every high level athlete who eats Popeyes regardless of what their teammates say 🏀.”

Good luck to every high level athlete who eats Popeyes regardless of what their teammates say 🏀

— Popeyes (@Popeyes) October 27, 2022

Reactions to the subtweet were swift:

KAT when he sees this: https://t.co/GqQnmAhG8K pic.twitter.com/WDiMqZiN3U

— 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐢𝐧' 𝐍𝐁𝐀 (@_Talkin_NBA) October 27, 2022


— Dan Favale (@danfavale) October 27, 2022

Make an Ant & KAT Popeyes commercial https://t.co/zEtpbRsVP4

— alder almo (@alderalmo) October 27, 2022

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After losing to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night, Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns took a moment to criticize teammate Anthony Edwards’ diet, saying he could do a “better job” helping the young guard in regards to taking care of his body.

When asked about Edwards’ subpar performance against the Spurs, and if he could be better prepared to handle back-to-back games, Towns mentioned Edwards’ habit of joking about his diet, which apparently includes frequent stops at Popeyes. 

“Maybe I could do a better job of teaching him how to take care of his body, diet and everything,” Towns shared. That’ll be on me. I know you all think it’s funny up here when he talks about Popeye’s and all that shit. That doesn’t make me happy to hear. We’re high-level athletes,” Towns said. “But also, that falls on me too, you know. The old cliche, falls on you. Everyone wants to take the blame, but it’s on all of us.”

Karl-Anthony Towns wants Anthony Edwards to take better care of his body

“I know y’all think it’s funny when he’s up here talking about Popeyes and all that shi. That doesn’t make me happy to hear.”

(h/t @AhnFireDigital )


— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) October 25, 2022

Edwards’ love of Popeyes is well-documented. Back in January 2022, Minnesota beat writer Dane Moore asked Ant if he’s capable of removing Popeyes from his diet.

“That’s hard,” Edwards admitted. That’s the hardest thing to do.”

However, Moore reports that Edwards entered this season having shed nine pounds, while also trimming himself down to nearly seven percent body fat.

Anthony Edwards, who has clearly grown this year, says he'd eventually like to put on five more pounds. But said that will mostly be about diet -- more muscle, less body fat.

I asked if that means no more Popeyes. Edwards said: "That's hard. That's the hardest thing to do."

— Dane Moore (@DaneMooreNBA) January 22, 2022

Anthony Edwards says he's back down to 230 pounds and a 7.4% body.

When he came into camp is when Edwards was 239 (what he's now listed at). He said his body fat was 11% entering camp -- and he said that was because he took 4 days off of working out right before camp started.

— Dane Moore (@DaneMooreNBA) October 22, 2022

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