The NBA was the first major sport to suspend their season. They were also the first to report a case of COVID-19 among the players. A few more admissions of coronavirus followed as teams began to privately test their respective staffs.
And now a casualty due to complications due to coronavirus affected Minnesota Timberwolves’ star Karl-Anthony Towns as he lost his mother yesterday.
The NBA family mourns the passing of Jacqueline Cruz, loving mother to Karl-Anthony Towns.— NBA (@NBA) April 13, 2020
Jacqueline was beloved around the NBA and a great source of strength and inspiration for her family.
We extend our deepest condolences to the Towns family during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/iPiM2c7EeN
There are no words to comfort someone in a time like this. But those who know him best as a competitor have been reaching out. Wishes, prayers, and love pour from throughout the NBA.
NBA players show their support to Karl-Anthony Towns. pic.twitter.com/CSrKsEBF5v— ESPN (@espn) April 13, 2020
Love and support. Love and support. There’s really nothing else to say in a situation like this, except “sorry”. We are here for you and hope there is light at the end of this tunnel.
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