2020 is nearly over and we have seen the worst year in human existence with the pandemic. It’s been a destructive year for the world, as the pandemic has led to many deaths, unemployment and so much more.
As the NBA prepares for the 2020-21 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s difficult to realize what Timberwolves centre is going through. Karl-Anthony Towns’ mother died from coronavirus complications on April 13. Later his dad also got contracted with COVID-19 but got recovered soon.
Anthony centre told reporters that he’s lost six members of his family from the virus,
“I’ve seen a lot of coffins in the last seven months,” Towns said.
“I have a lot of people who have — in my family and my mom’s family — gotten COVID. 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.
“Last night I got a call that I lost my uncle. I feel like I’ve been hardened a little bit by life and humbled.”
On YouTube account, Karl posted his best and last moments with his mother “THE TOUGHEST YEAR OF MY LIFE,” and admitted he expected filming the video to be “therapeutic” for him.
Karl also mentioned that “hasn’t been in a good place” since his mother passed away.
According to ESPN, Towns’ father, Karl Sr. also contracted the coronavirus but has recovered.
“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,” said Towns, who averaged 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds last season.
“It is going to be hard to play.”