“I have a lot to thank my mom for”
Karl-Anthony Towns has experienced immeasurable anguish in the past 14 months. Her mother, Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, was diagnosed with COVID-19 in March 2020 and placed in a medically induced coma. He died 19 days later, on April 13, at the age of 58. Towns lost six more family members, including his grandmother, to COVID-19 and then had to endure his own “terrifying” experience with the disease that led him to miss 13 games early on. the season. He was also hit by a car during the off-season.
Regardless, Town’s father has been a source of strength to him. Karl-Anthony Towns Sr. also tested positive for COVID-19 last year, but has recovered. In March, he was able attends his first Timberwolves game since the death of Cruz-Towns. And on Sunday, Mother’s Day, father and son shared a tearful hug before the Timberwolves’ game against the Magic.
Reflecting on your personal difficulties and the difficulties of the pandemic season after the game, Towns said Sometimes I thought this year: “Do I want to keep doing this? Do I want to continue playing ball? Ultimately, he credits his mother with helping him prepare to deal with whatever life throws at him.
“There is a strength that has been instilled in me since I was young,” Towns said. “I think my mother has prepared me in strange ways for this moment to handle more than I ever thought I could. I’m just taking that strength in everything I’ve been through in my life. … It is something that, throughout my life, I have gained a lot of strength through many trials and tribulations and it has made me the man I am today. I would not change it for anything.
“I have been through a lot of nonsense, in recent years and my name has been included in so many things, and it is because of my mother and the morals and values that she taught me, and especially my father, I have been professional in every step of the way. way, even when it was really difficult.
“I have a lot to thank my mother, because I feel that if I did not have her, my father and my sister, I do not think I would have the character that I have, nor would I have the strength to maintain the character that I have through what it contains NBA life and work as well. “
With four games remaining in the season, Towns said he will give it his all over the last week, but he is still looking forward to the end of the season so he can take time out for himself.
“For me personally, I’m excited to, in a selfish way, hear the last horn sound and finally take the time to try to heal myself the right way,” Towns said. “I’ve put basketball front and center in my life so I don’t have to deal with the demons in the back, but it’s going to be nice to get real help. I’m excited about that personally, and also when the last horn sounds to really step back and be proud of where I am. I have come a long way this year. So I’m going to step back and really take a moment to pat myself on the back and be happy with how far I’ve come. “
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.