Karl-Anthony Towns On The Sideline

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Karl-Anthony Towns is the latest NBA star to come out and be vocal about staying cautious regarding COVID-19. But unlike others in the league who’ve been diagnosed with the virus, Towns’ fight is even more personal.

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Late Tuesday night, Towns revealed on social media that his mother, Jacqueline Cruz, was currently hooked to a respirator to assist her breathing after she was diagnosed with COVID-19 and she was also in a medically induced coma.


“Sharing my story in the hopes that everyone stays at home! We need more equipment and we need to help that medical personnel on the front lines,” he captioned in the heartbreaking video. “Thank you to the medical staff who are helping my mom. You are all the true heroes! Praying for all of us at this difficult time.”


Towns’ message joins those of hundreds, if not millions across the globe urging that people take the disease seriously and take precaution in regards to self-quarantining and more. The CoronaVirus has hit the sports world including Kevin Durant and members of the Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart , Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell are among the NBA players who have tested positive with CoronaVirus COVID-19.


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NBA Star Karl-Anthony Towns Reveals Mom In Medically Induced Coma Due To COVID-19 [VIDEO]  was originally published on theboxhouston.com