Ja Morant and Karl-Anthony Towns' dads are still trash talking with bet on the line

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MEMPHIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves-Memphis Grizzlies first-round playoff series didn’t need anymore spice. But a friendly rivalry between the fathers of Grizzlies star Ja Morant and Timberwolves counterpart Karl-Anthony Towns added a new level of trash talk anyway.

Tee Morant and Karl-Anthony Towns Sr. aren’t ducking any smoke, or any cameras.

In a sideline interview on NBA TV, the dads continued their playful trash talking on Tuesday night.

Towns Sr. joked about fans leaving early when Memphis held a big lead to which Morant playfully chided him with the now infamous, “We ain’t duckin’ no smoke.”

They exchanged banter about how many wins each team has had in the postseason and how many games would be left in this series. And, of course, there is a wager on this series.

What Karl-Anthony Towns Sr. and Tee Morant bet on the Timberwolves-Grizzlies series

The dads revealed their wager during Game 1.

If the No. 2-seeded Grizzlies win, Towns Sr. will wear a Ja Morant jersey; and if the No. 7-seeded Timberwolves win, Morant will wear a Karl-Anthony Towns jersey.

The duo has been spirited in both games of the series so far, and both are ardent supporters of their sons.

Morant led the Grizzlies to a 124-96 win in Game 2 to tie the series at 1-1. He had 23 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. Towns had 15 points and 11 boards for the Timberwolves.

Game 3 is Thursday in Minneapolis.

Tee Morant, father of Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, has a friendly wager with Karl-Anthony Towns Sr. on the outcome of their sons' NBA playoffs first-round series. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
Tee Morant, father of Ja Morant, has a friendly wager with Karl-Anthony Towns Sr. on the outcome of their sons' NBA playoffs first-round series. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
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