Through an emotional video, NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns of Minnesota Timberwolves shared the news that his mother was entering the hospital emergency due to the coronavirus in late March.
Now, almost nine months later, he had to face his death and the loss of six more family members. Last Thursday, he received a call and that was how he learned that his uncle also died.
The American center who plays for the Dominican Republic assured that he feels prepared to begin his sixth season with his team, however he still continues to process the death of his mother, Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, and the other members of the family.
“I feel that life has hardened me a bit and humiliated me,” he painfully assured in a meeting via Zoom with the press that lasted about 15 minutes.
“It’s very difficult. I’ve been through something very hard, obviously starting with the loss of my mom. I lost a lot of close family members, people who raised me, people who I got to where I am,” admitted the Minnesota Timberwolves man. , team in which the Argentine Pablo Prigioni is an assistant.
“I saw many coffins in the last seven months. I have many people who, in my family and in my mother’s, have had coronavirus,” he said.
The basketball player published several materials this year on his social networks that detail what happened while taking care of his mother and how he felt after her death. Tows also took advantage of his Twitter account to thank his followers for the support and prayers to overcome the multiple losses he has had this year.
He said he felt the need to share those videos to help people better understand the effects of the disease. “I didn’t want people to feel what I was feeling,” explained Towns, adding, “I wanted to try to prevent them from having the ordeal and the situation that I was going through.”