"I pray every day that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I beg everyone to continue to take it seriously by taking all of the necessary precautions."

Credit: Courtesy of Karl-Anthony Towns/Instagram



Karl-Anthony Towns recently received his COVID-19 test results before the Minnesota Timberwolves' scheduled game against the Memphis Grizzlies, a game that has been postponed.

On January 15, the professional basketball player took to Instagram to clarify the situation.

He wrote, "Prior to tonight's game, I received yet another awful call that I tested positive for COVID."


Credit: Courtesy of Karl-Anthony Towns/Instagram

"I will immediately isolate and follow every protocol," he added. "I pray every day that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I beg everyone to continue to take it seriously by taking all of the necessary precautions."

Towns, who has received two All-Star selections, urged everyone to stop the coronavirus' spread by coming together.

He then discussed his mother's death after she had been hospitalized and on a ventilator.


Credit: Courtesy of Karl-Anthony Towns/Instagram


Additionally, his father also had positive results for COVID-19 but was sent home for quarantine.

"We cannot stop the spread of this virus alone, it must be a group effort by all of us," Towns wrote.



"It breaks my heart that my family, and particularly my father and sister continue to suffer from the anxiety that comes along with this diagnosis as we know all too well what the end result could be."

"To my niece and nephew, Jolani and Max, I promise you I will not end up in a box next to grandma and I will beat this," he concluded.


Credit: Courtesy of Karl-Anthony Towns/Instagram

Towns was a college basketball star for the Kentucky Wildcats. He was on the Dominican national team when he was 16.

Towns was selected with the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft and was then named the NBA Rookie of the Year the following season.





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