MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Karl-Anthony Towns is set to miss the Timberwolves’ rescheduled game against the Brooklyn Nets as he marks a year since his mother, Jacqueline Towns, died of COVID-19.
A year ago my life was forever changed. To the most beautiful woman I will ever know, I love you more than life itself. Every day I miss you more & more, but your endless love & unforgettable memories are what keeps me going. pic.twitter.com/lCRU7l3jZq
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) April 13, 2021
Jacqueline Towns battled the virus for more than a month before she died on April 13, 2020. At the time, the Towns family said in a statement, “Her passion was palpable and her energy will never be replaced.”
The Timberwolves announced Monday Karl-Anthony Towns would miss the Nets game, which was originally set for Monday night but postponed to Tuesday afternoon following the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.
After the game was rescheduled, the Wolves confirmed Towns still plans to sit out.
Towns himself tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this season, missing 13 games as he recovered from the virus.