As the dangerously fast-spreading coronavirus continues to sweep across the nation, the virus’s impact on the NBA and all of professional sports is starting to become more and more profound. Multiple NBA players and team officials have already tested positive for COVID-19 and now, Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns says his mother has also come down with the respiratory illness.
Towns explained in a YouTube video his mom’s condition, describing that she is currently in a medically-induced coma and connected to a ventilator. Towns urged viewers to take coronavirus seriously and take every precaution possible to stop the illness’ spread.
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) March 25, 2020
Karl-Anthony Towns is far from the only NBA player that coronavirus has had an impact on, as tens of players have now tested positive while thousands of other families across the United States also find themselves in similar situations. Towns says he found out his mother wasn’t feeling well early last week and her condition hasn’t been improving.
In the video, Towns explains that the family believed she had turned a corner before the fever started to come back. She had a consistent fever of 103 degrees as the condition of her lungs continued to deteriorate. Unfortunately, this is just the latest example of how serious coronavirus is and everyone must be taken extra precautions to help manage the spread of this illness.