Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns is claiming he was hacked after he liked a tweet that used a hashtag that suggested KAT wasn’t happy in Minnesota. The T-Wolves finished 19-45 last season, despite Towns’ best efforts. He’s averaging 23.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game this year, but Minnesota is off to a pedestrian 3-4 start.

The Minnesota center made a post to Twitter saying that he’d changed his password and secured his account. The reason for the change is controversial, and many fans feel the mystery is still unresolved.

“Just changed my password. We solid on here now [padlock emoji]”

Fans have been using the hashtag #FreeKAT on Twitter to express their frustration for Karl-Anthony’s plight. After some fans noticed that he’d liked a tweet using the #FreeKAT slogan, rumors began to circulate. People were shocked to hear that KAT was giving a subtle hint that he wanted out.

Shortly after the screenshots of the liked tweet began to circulate, Towns made his response. Passive aggressive trolling is certainly one strategy athletes employ to get out of bad situations. It doesn’t seem like KAT is that type of player, so maybe the hack was legitimate.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Karl-Anthony Towns was drafted by the Timberwolves with the first overall pick in the NBA draft. He immediately made an impact, being named the 2016 NBA Rookie of the Year. He is a two-time NBA All-Star. He also joins a club of celebrities who say they’ve been hacked. Now, he has a new Twitter password.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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