Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns revealed he has lost seven family members to coronavirus.
Towns 25, lost his mother, Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, due to complications from COVID-19 in April.
The two-time NBA All-Star said his mom was one of seven family members he had seen die due to coronavirus.
“Recently I got a call that I lost my uncle. I feel like I’ve been hardened a little bit by life and humbled,” Towns said.
The power forward added: “I’ve seen a lot of coffins in the last seven months. I have a lot of people who have, in my family and mom’s family, gotten COVID.”
Towns said he is still looking for answers and trying to find how to keep his family healthy.
“I have assumed the responsibility to educate my family and make all the moves necessary to keep them alive,” Towns noted.
The star forward averaged a career high 26.5 points last season to go with 10.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists, but was limited to 35 games because of injury.