On his second Mother's Day since losing his mom to COVID-19, Karl-Anthony Towns shared an emotional public moment with father.
COVID-19 ravaged Towns' family
Towns revealed in March 2020 that his mother Jacqueline Towns was in a coma with COVID-19 at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. On April 13, she died. Towns later revealed that COVID-19 has devastated his family, claiming the lives of six other family members.
The Timberwolves All-Star has been vocal and open about his emotions in the wake of the family tragedy. He dedicated a game ball to his mother after the Timberwolves tipped off their season in December amid the deadly winter U.S. COVID-19 spike.
“You know what, I don’t even recognize most of my other games and years I’ve played and how I felt those days,” Towns told reporters on Dec. 23. “If I can be honest with y'all for a second, I mean, I don’t really recall or really care. I only understand what happened from April 13 on.
“Because you may see me smiling and stuff, but that Karl died on April 13. He’s never coming back. I don’t remember that man. You’re talking to the physical me, but my soul has been killed off a long ago."
On the April 13 anniversary of his mother's death, Towns missed a Timberwolves game to spend time with his family. On Sunday, the Mother's Day holiday served as a reminder of the toll COVID-19 took on his family.
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