NBA Player Karl-Anthony Towns Has Lost A Total Of 7 Relatives To COVID-19

Karl Anthony Towns and his late mother

NBA Player Karl-Anthony Towns Has Lost A Total Of 7 Relatives To COVID-19

While many have been negatively impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic, Timberwolves Player Karl-Anthony Towns has been affected more than most.

The 25-year-old  NBA player has lost seven relatives due to the virus, including his Uncle and mother.

Karl-Anthony Towns, Jr and parents Jacqueline Cruz and Karl Towns, Sr

Karl-Anthony Towns  told ESPN:

“I’ve seen a lot of coffins in the last seven months…I’m the one looking for answers still, trying to find how to keep them healthy. It’s just a lot of responsibility on me to keep my family well-informed and to make all the moves necessary to keep them alive.”

According to the basketball player, his father came down with COVID-19 as well, but fortunately survived.

 “I feel like I’ve been hardened a little bit by life and humbled.”

Jacqueline Towns passed away on April 13th due to coronavirus complications. Karl-Anthony Towns said while he will be looking forward to playing basketball, he’ll miss his mother.

“It always brought me a smile when I saw my mom at the baseline and in the stands and stuff and having a good time watching me play,” Towns said. “It is going to be hard to play. It’s going to be difficult to say this is therapy. I don’t think [playing basketball] will ever be therapy for me again. But it gives me a chance to relive good memories I had.”


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Authored by: Toi Monèt Creel