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Thursday Quickies: Karl-Anthony Towns Edition

After a big-time performance in a season-opening win, KAT opened up about struggling with the loss of family members due to COVID-19.

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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.

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

No words.


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