The Minnesota Timberwolves won their first game of the season and big man Karl-Anthony Towns, who lost his mother earlier this year to Covid-19, was extremely emotional.
During his postgame interview, KAT was in tears when he was given the game ball, which he said he was going to put next to his mother.
"It was heavy. It was different. It's just always different. I'm just happy I got this for her."
— FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) December 24, 2020
While speaking to the media later in the night Towns gave an incredibly heartbreaking quote while talking about he’s feeling months after his mother’s death.
KAT: "That Karl died on April 13. He ain't coming back. You're talking to the physical me … That man you're talking about from April 13 or before, I don't know him. He ain't there."
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) December 24, 2020
Here’s the full quote from KAT when asked about how the his mindset compared to previous seasons
KAT went on to say that he’s going to continue playing for his teammates no matter how messed up his life is right now.
“No matter how bad my situation is and fucked up my life is Imma keep being here for these guys.” – Karl Anthony-Towns pic.twitter.com/R7RMEqnRj5
— Ben Stinar (@BenStinar) December 24, 2020
Hopefully, KAT is getting help to deal with grieving his mother’s death because it seems like he’s going through a lot right now.