Karl-Anthony Towns' good-bye message to 2020 is highly relatable

Karl-Anthony Towns rang in 2021 with a simple message on Twitter that the entire world can relate to after a year unlike any other.

The Minnesota Timberwolves center wrote:

“From my family to you 2020,

F--- you.

— KAT”

Towns, 25, experienced a devastating calendar year. His mother, Jacqueline Towns, died of COVID-19 on April 13. After the sports world went on hiatus, Towns gave an impassioned plea on Instagram to take the virus seriously when his mother, who has worked as a nurse, was placed in a medically induced coma.

He dedicated the game ball to her after a double-double in the Timberwolves’ season-opener on Dec. 23 and spoke openly after how her death has impacted him.

“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, per The Athletic. “If I can be honest with ya’ll for a second, I mean, I don’t really recall or really care. I only understand what happened from April 13th 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 time ago.

He lost six other family members to COVID, including his uncle, who died late last month.

Then, days before New Year’s Eve, the Timberwolves announced that Towns is sidelined indefinitely with a dislocated left wrist. It was the same one he fractured last season.

The sixth-year veteran is trying to not to get too down about it heading into a new year.

“I’m going to just stay positive,” Towns said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “It’s only right that I hurt my wrist in 2020.”

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns.
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns is ready for 2021. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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