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It seems like the former Kentucky star and current Timberwolves big man, Karl Anthony-Towns, cannot catch a break as the universe keeps coming at him in so many different ways.
2020 was a year itself, but then for his family to be hit so hard by it, making him at some times not even able to play the game he loves due to emotional restraints off the court, forcing him to step away for a brief period.
Karl says he has now lost 7 family members due to the virus, including one being his mother, Jacqueline. "I've seen a lot of coffins in the last seven-eight months," said KAT.
The two-time NBA All-Star announced on his Instagram that he had apparently been hit by a drunk driver during the offseason as well.
“My woman has held me down more than the world knows,” Karl-Anthony said while answering fans’ questions on his Instagram story. “From my mother and family members dying (1 on her bday in Cabo), getting hit by a drunk driver (was 2pm in the afternoon FYI) in LA this off-season and staying with me in the hospital for the night and helping me in rehab.”
He says he relies on his faith and his strong support system to keep him going each day. 'Family and friends have been amazing at keeping me sane and humble throughout my life. My parents and sister showed me how to be a man and to never be ashamed of doing the right thing in this world even when people especially social media make it seem it's not "cool" to be a man of morals and values.'
Lets hope 2021 can finally turn around the cards that have been dealt for Karl Anthony-Towns.