On the second Mother’s Day after the death of his mom, Karl-Anthony Towns shared a heartwarming moment with his father.
COVID-19 had an adverse effect on the entire world. Many people lost their loved ones. NBA stars too were damaged by the deadly virus. However, no player was more troubled by the virus than Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Karl-Anthony Towns.
Sadly, Karl has been through a lot this past year. Towns lost his mother along with six other family members due to the disease. This Sunday, the 6-foot-11 big man played against the Magic with a heavy heart. On May 9th, it was the second Mother’s Day since his mom, Jacqueline, passed away.
Ahead of the Timberwolves’ game, KAT and his father, Karl Sr shared a heartwarming moment. The 2-time All-Star was spotted crying while hugging his father. Losing so much, yet being so strong about it, was an absolutely inspiring sight to see from the Minnesota star.
Karl-Anthony Towns shared an emotional moment on Mother’s Day with his dad, Karl Sr. 🙏
KAT’s mother, Jacqueline, died due to complications from COVID-19 in 2020. pic.twitter.com/yyK5jq33J6
— ESPN (@espn) May 9, 2021
“Jacqueline will be happy to know we’re still doing the stuff she would want us to do”: Karl-Anthony Towns Sr.
Towns knew that Sunday’s game would be emotionally tough for him. After his previous game against Miami, he had spoken about his mother and playing on this special day.
“I was emotional before we even got here to Miami. That was the love of my life. That was my soul. It always brought a smile to my face. It’s gonna be different for me. But there’s a lot of memories to cherish on Sunday, and I’m glad I got the basketball so I can have something that can take my mind off of it, you know what I’m trying to say? I’m very fortunate that my father is with me. It’s something that I think that both of us understand the pain.”
Despite having a lot going through his head, Towns had a great game. Leading his team with a game-high 27 points and 9 rebounds in only 29 minutes, the Timberwolves managed to destroy the Magic 128-96.
Karl Sr had also stated how emotional Mother’s Day would be for them. He spoke about what the day meant to him and his son:
“It’ll be emotional. But it’ll be rewarding because she’ll be happy to know we’re still doing the stuff that she would want us to do.”
Unfortunately for Karl-Anthony and his Timberwolves team, they will miss out on yet another postseason appearance. With an underwhelming 27-41 record, Minnesota is placed 13th in the stacked Western Conference. Clearly, there will be a lot of positive aspects to take from this campaign. Whereas, there will also be several aspects on which the organisation will have to work this offseason.