Sunday 06 December 2020
All died of Covid-19
The NBA star loses seven family members
More suffering and grief is hardly possible: NBA pro Karl-Anthony Towns has lost seven family members in recent months. They all die from a coronavirus infection. The 25-year-old tries to explain the danger that Covid-19 poses on social media.
“I feel a little hardened and humiliated by life.” The last few months must have been hell for Karl-Anthony Towns. The professional basketball player had to bury seven family members who died as a result of a coronavirus infection. “I’ve been through a lot.” It all started with his mother. The 58-year-old died in early April after lying in an artificial coma for several days and demanding ventilation.
Cities had already warned of the dangers of the coronavirus by then. “This disease should not be taken lightly,” he said. , this disease is fatal.
A few days ago, his uncle died, according to ESPN. Towns, who is preparing for the new season with his team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, says: “I’ve seen a lot of coffins in the last seven months.” He now feels responsible for informing his family about the virus risks and protecting them from infection. His father survived a Covid-19 disease.
Corona is rampant in the NBA
The cities are open about the loss. Through his posts on social media, the 25-year-old hopes to educate other people about the dangers of this disease. “I did not want people to feel the way I did.” His team helped him come to terms with his grief. But he is looking forward to next season with mixed feelings. His mother hardly missed a game of him. He will miss it. “But it gives me the opportunity to relive the good memories I had.”
Meanwhile, the virus continues to spread rapidly in NBA clubs. Less than three weeks before the start of the season, almost nine percent of all professionals are banned from training due to a positive corona test. As the best basketball league in the world announced last week, the test result was positive for 48 of the 546 professionals surveyed. The news of this high percentage overshadowed the first information about the league’s new game plan, which will begin on December 22 with the city duel in the Los Angeles Clippers against the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers as the highlight of the day.