The Minnesota Timberwolves have been extremely lucky to have center Karl-Anthony Towns. Over the course of the 5 seasons that he’s played for them, he has been nothing less than spectacular.
Although Towns won 2 All-Star nominations, the Wolves have failed to provide a supporting cast to help him perform at his best.
With this franchise, he has made his way to the postseason just once in 2019 but got kicked out in the first round itself. However, his career at the NBA has been the least of his worries this year.
The star sat down with Natalie Manuel Lee of Hillsong Channel and shared the impact that the COVID-19 crisis has left on his life and his family.
The 20-minute long video is titled ‘The Toughest Year Of My Life’. The video began with clips of his time with the Timberwolves with the commentators in the background talking about his talents.
Then, Towns dove deep into how this virus that shook the world to his core and took his mother from him this year.
Karl-Anthony Towns breaks down
Karl’s mother passed away because of complications from Coronavirus. He narrated intricate details of how he received the news of her stroke from his father and how the doctors clarified that she won’t be able to survive.
“He was just like, ‘She’s gone. She had a stroke during the night and she’s gone.’ I said, ‘Has she taken a step back? What’s the next step?’ Because in my mind, I’m just thinking about [next] steps,” Towns said.
Then came the decision to take her off of life support. He stated, “I gave her all the time, and I made the hardest decision you can make. I called my sister, I told her what the decision I made was. You’ve got to live with that. I made that decision.
“I could never replace her. She was everything to all of us. But the last thing I could do is pick up some of her pieces, try to rebuild the puzzle,” said Karl.
“I could never replace her. She was everything to all of us. But the least thing I could do is pick up some of her pieces, try to rebuild the puzzle.”
—KAT reflects on the passing of his mother and the road forward 🙏 (via @KarlTowns) pic.twitter.com/v1yoO6lCEv
— ESPN (@espn) November 3, 2020
Timberwolves star’s note of thanks to his fans
After the emotional video went viral, many fans took to Twitter to show their support and offer their condolences.
I know this personally and my prayers go out to @KarlTowns. It really is a day by day process. Having great friends and family really helps.🙏🏾 https://t.co/GaHzReJpv4
— Vonora Natish (@nora_natish) November 3, 2020
Seeing this, Towns also went on Twitter to show how grateful he was for everything his fans did for him.
Lost my mother to cancer in my mid twenties and my Father passed away shortly after..That feeling never goes away. You will feel it everyday. But to know that ur heart still beats because of them; you will find peace continuing to spread the values they instilled in you.
— Chase H. (@RockawayChase) November 3, 2020
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