It’s been a difficult year for Karl-Anthony Towns. The beloved former Cat and Minnesota Timberwolves star has witnessed a lot of tragedy, including losing seven members of his family due to COVID-19, most notably his mother, Jackie.
And as KAT put on another great performance in Minnesota’s season-opening win over the Detroit Pistons to the tune of 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists, he’s doing so with a heavy heart and as a man who has changed a lot over the last few months.
Just take a look at this quote Towns gave to The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski.
Here’s the full quote from KAT when asked about how the team’s game-to-game mindset compared to previous seasons pic.twitter.com/5cXuk4Gj7X— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) December 24, 2020
This is heart-breaking to read. Most Kentucky fans remember Towns as always having a smile on his face, laughing, and upbeat, but you can see the impact the personal tragedy he has faced has had on him.
Prayers and best wishes to Karl during this incredibly difficult time.
Tweet of the Day
"I'm just happy I got this for her."— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 24, 2020
KAT dedicated the opening night win and the game ball to his late mother. pic.twitter.com/wBOSn9qsFk
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