If Lakers followers leave just enough room between squeezed eyelids, Karl-Anthony Towns might look like a familiar player.
Without all the knee problems. And the unpredictable attitude.
Towns is a freshman at Kentucky whose two-way play makes him a more robust Andrew Bynum at the same age. They even went to the same high school — Metuchen (N.J.) St. Joseph, almost a decade apart.
Towns is a main reason for the University of Kentucky's undefeated season so far, his quirky personality matching the Wildcats' 28-0 record and more often than not silencing "Karlito," the imaginary friend who sits on his shoulder.
It's true. Whenever Towns is mad at himself, the...