Jacqueline Towns Rumors
Marc Stein: Wolves coach Chris Finch says pregame that Karl-Anthony Towns will not play this afternoon against Brooklyn as he continues to stay with family members in observance of the one-year anniversary of his mother Jacqueline Cruz-Towns’ death from COVID-19.
Karl-Anthony Towns’ newest car purchase features an incredible tribute to his late mother … with the NBA star having her signature embroidered into the headrests. KAT’s mother, Jackie, tragically passed away back in April 2020 after a lengthy battle with COVID-19. The Minnesota Timberwolves center’s GF, Jordyn Woods, revealed his new red Maybach in an Instagram video Thursday … showing off the touching honor to Jackie in the interior of the high-end whip. “Baby boys new car 😍,” Woods said. “Proud of him. One of the most intelligent and hardest working people I know!!”
It was Towns’ first official NBA game since he lost several members of his family, including his mother, to COVID-19 this year. After the game, Towns gave a remarkably candid answer when speaking about how his mental approach to the game has played since the loss of his mother on April 13 of this year. “I don’t even recognize most of my other games and years I’ve played and how I felt those days,” he said. “If I can be honest with y’all for a second, I mean, I don’t really recall or really care.
“I only know what happened from April 13 on. Because you may see me smiling and stuff, but that Karl died on April 13. He’s never coming back. I don’t remember that man. I don’t know that man. You’re talking to the physical me, but my soul has been killed off a long time ago. “I want to answer your question,” he went on, “but that man you’re talking about from April 13 or before, I don’t know him. I don’t recall any parts of him.”
“I play this game more because I just love watching my family members seeing me play a game I was very good and successful at,” he said. “It always brought a smile for me when I saw my mom at the baseline and in the stands and stuff and having a good time watching me play. It’s going to be hard to play. It’s going to be difficult to say that this is therapy. I don’t think this will ever be therapy again for me. “But it gives me a chance to relive good memories I had. I guess that’s the only therapy I’m going to get from it. It’s not going to really help me emotionally or anything.”