Karl-Anthony Towns Pays a Heartfelt & Emotional Tribute to His Late Mother Who Died of Coronavirus

Published 05/11/2020, 3:01 PM EDT


Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns paid a tribute to his mother Jacqueline Towns who recently died of coronavirus.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Towns had lost his mother last month after she was diagnosed with the COVID-19. On the occasion of the first mother’s day after her death, Towns took his fans on Instagram through the journey with his mother.

He posted a four-minute clip that showed glimpses of his relationship with his mother. The video had moments suggesting how much she supported him while playing basketball.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Apart from the video, Towns also shared a heartfelt message that he had received from Jacqueline Towns, last Christmas on Instagram.

“It seemed like I closed my eyes for just a moment and suddenly a man stood where a boy used to be,” the message read. “I [may] not carry you in my arms anymore but I always carry you in my heart. You are the sweetest present life has ever given me.”

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Karl-Anthony Towns (@karltowns) on

Karl-Anthony Towns wanted everyone to realize the severity of the disease

Jacqueline Towns’ infection came out not long after the NBA suspended its league in March. Towns revealed the information publicly with an aim to make everyone realize its severity. Towns had come out in an emotional video on Instagram where he urged people not to take it lightly. He had hoped his story would serve as an example.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

This disease is real. This disease needs not to be taken lightly. Please protect your families, your loved ones, your friends, yourself,” Towns said. “This disease, it’s deadly. We’re going to keep fighting, my side, me and my family, we’re going to keep fighting it. We’re going to beat it, we’re going to win.

“I hope my story helps.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

As the coronavirus infections only kept growing, the NBA remains inactive. The league has been looking at possible scenarios on how it can resume the league. One possible scenario that came out recently was the league hosting all of the remaining games at a single venue where all the players would be quarantined.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Saketh Kandadai

1758 articles

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT