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Emotional Karl-Anthony Towns describes hospitalization of his mother with COVID-19

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MARCH 4: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on before the game against the Chicago Bulls on March 04, 2020 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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There are a lot of people across the United States who have not taken the coronavirus threat seriously, in part because it hasn’t hit someone close to them yet. It doesn’t feel real. It’s not personal.

It’s become very personal for Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns.

His mother is in a medically-induced coma due to COVID-19, something he talked about in an emotional Instagram post Tuesday night.

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“My mother is the strongest woman I know. I know she’ll beat this.”

Our thoughts are with Towns, his mother, and his family. We want to hear about how she beat this.