Life is bigger than basketball and petty squabbles.
Karl-Anthony Towns of the Timberwolves shared Wednesday morning that his mother is in a medically-induced coma while battling coronavirus.
An emotional Towns gave the details of his mom’s condition while urging people to take COVID-19 seriously in an Instagram video.
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Sharing my story in the hopes that everyone stays at home! We need more equipment and we need to help those medical personnel on the front lines. 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.
Joel Embiid has had his share of run-ins with Towns, including one that escalated into an on-court fight and social media bashing earlier this season. On Wednesday afternoon, Embiid shared a message of support.
We’re with you brother!!! We’ll keep praying @KarlTowns— Joel “Do a 180” Embiid??? (@JoelEmbiid) March 25, 2020
Al Horford, who has a bond with Towns because of their Dominican roots, also tweeted out a sign of support.
Yes we can. Praying for a speedy recovery 🙏🏾 https://t.co/IYGDmgzLZT— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) March 25, 2020
On Tuesday, Embiid pledged to donate $500,000 to COVID-19 medical relief efforts, a league source confirmed Tuesday to NBC Sports Philadelphia.
The All-Star center also intended to help employees that were facing financial hardships because of salary reductions the team planned on implementing. However, managing partner Josh Harris said in a statement that the team had changed course and planned to pay their employees full salaries.
In these trying times, I’m proud of the Sixers organization for reversing course and “doing a 180”. Let’s focus on beating this Coronavirus now. Let’s be responsible and Trust the Process!!— Joel “Do a 180” Embiid??? (@JoelEmbiid) March 24, 2020
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