Karl-Anthony Towns reveals his struggles with Covid recovery in his first appearance for the Timberwolves after a 13-game absence.
The deadly COVID-19 had an ill effect on the whole world. But there was one NBA player who suffered the most because of it. Karl-Anthony Towns has been affected by the pandemic, possibly more than anyone else in the league.
In his first game back for the Timberwolves, Towns had an 18-point and 10-rebound double-double, in a 119-112 loss against the Clippers. After the game, he spoke about him getting the virus and his mindset:
“I was just smiling on the court. I am so proud of myself just getting to this point… things got very serious. You get to a point where you just don’t feel like you will ever see that court again.”
“Everyone is different. My underlying conditions did not play in my favour with COVID… I am the most genetically close to my mother…nothing was playing in my favour.. mental health is very real. I have dealt with it my whole life and my mother always knew how to heal me.”
Karl-Anthony Towns on overcoming COVID with all he and his family have endured: “I was just smiling on the court. I am so proud of myself just getting to this point… things got very serious. You get to a point where you just don’t feel like you will ever see that court again”
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) February 11, 2021
‘I do not believe there should be an All-Star game’: Karl-Anthony Towns
The 2-time All-Star has played only 4-5 games this season. Due to which he will obviously not be an All-Star. But, this didn’t stop him from sharing his disliking for an All-Star game this season. He joins LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden and many more stars, who are disapproving of the idea for an All-Star game this year. He said:
“I don’t personally do not believe there should be an All-Star game. But what do I know? What experience have I had with COVID?”
The 6-foot-11 big man, expressed his guilt by the way he was treated for the virus. He went on to express himself:
“I feel very guilty about the treatment I got [that] I [wish was] more widely available to anyone in the world. I feel very guilty… there is such mental strain through all this time. A feeling of guilt because of the resources I have. I wish I could (share) the resources.”
KAT: “People complain about wearing a mask and these frontline workers are in with people dying and you can’t wear one? Stop it.”
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) February 11, 2021
Clearly, Towns has had distress because of the virus. Minnesota currently has the worst record in the league with 6 wins and 9 losses. But now that Towns is back on the floor, does he have what it takes to lead the Timberwolves to win games?