The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has led to protests all around the country, as Americans once again demand justice. Professional athletes have also joined in on the conversation surrounding the death of Floyd.
Minneapolis is the hub of the protests, of course, and former NBA star Stephen Jackson arrived on Friday to lead a press conference for Floyd, who he has described as his "twin." Joining him is Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns, who is still grieving the loss of his mother after she passed away following a battle with COVID-19. That takes some serious guts.
Towns being out and risking his own health after losing his mother to COVID-19 shows how serious he is about helping to bring change. He is a major name in the community, and his presence should carry weight.
Towns has taken some criticism for his play over the years, but this is obviously much bigger than the game of basketball. The 24-year-old lost his mom one month ago and is out showing support for those protesting for change and justice. Towns should be applauded for what he is doing.