Some truly disheartening news surfaced late Tuesday night concerning one of the NBA's perennial superstars. Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns revealed in an Instagram video that his mother has been hospitalized for the last week after testing positive for the coronavirus. In the clip, Towns says that his mother's was showing symptoms of COVID-19 and that her condition wasn't getting better. She is now in a medically-induced coma and has been put on a ventilator.
That is really tough to watch, but credit to Towns for mustering up the courage to inform fans on what he's been going through these last couple of weeks.
The two-time All-Star also disclosed that his father fell ill and checked into the hospital for a coronavirus test. He is now self-quarantining while he awaits the results of the examination.
Towns' former collegiate coach John Calipari also shared a message of hope for the family he knows so well.
Towns acknowledged that he's hopeful that his mother pulls through and that he shared this story to further warn the general public of the severity of COVID-19, and to take the practice of social distancing as serious as possible.
We extend our thoughts and prayers to Towns and his family during this trying time. No matter who you are, this is deadly serious.