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Colin Cowherd made big mistake while talking about Karl-Anthony Towns

Colin Cowherd doing a radio show

Feb 1, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; Radio personality Colin Cowherd broadcasts on radio row at the Moscone Center in advance of Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The mistakes are quickly piling up this week on sports television.

FS1 personality Colin Cowherd had a notable goof during Tuesday’s episode of “The Herd.” In the midst of a segment on the top ten players in this year’s NBA conference finals, Cowherd listed Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns at No. 7. But Cowherd mistakenly stated that Towns has been one of five players this postseason to log a triple-double. In reality, Towns hasn’t done so nor has he come particularly close (five assists has been his playoff-high this year).

There have indeed been five players to log triple-doubles this postseason but not Towns (nor any other Minnesota player for that matter). The full list is Dallas’ Luka Doncic (four), Denver’s Nikola Jokic (two), Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Boston’s Jayson Tatum, and Indiana’s Tyrese Haliburton (all with one apiece).

Towns has only ever recorded two triple-doubles in his career, both during the regular season and none this year. It is possible that Cowherd was just looking at an incorrect fact sheet. But in any case, his mistake comes just one day after an ESPN counterpart made a similar one while talking about the Western Conference Finals.

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