Karl-Anthony Towns dropped the first 60-point game of the season against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. KAT was on fire, he also managed to get 17 rebounds while doing it, absolute monster numbers. He became the first center since Shaquille O'Neal to reach the 60-point mark but the only thing on his mind after that performance was paying tribute to the person who helped him reach where he is.
Karl was very close to his mother, Jacqueline, who tragically passed away because of Covid-19 in 2020. Monday marked 2 years since the day KAT's mother was admitted to the hospital after testing positive for the virus. She, unfortunately, couldn't pull through and after his historic performance on the day, Towns took to Twitter to dedicate it to her.
"Yesterday was two years to the date that my parents walked into the ER at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ and were admitted with COVID-19. The same hospital that my mother gave me life, and tragically, the same hospital where I saw her life begin to slip away."
"Two years later, I walked into AT&T Center with the greatest guardian angel that I could ever ask for and dropped 60 against the winningest coach of all time."
"I say this to say…no matter what life throws at you, you can come out of it stronger. Tough times don’t last, tough people do. Miss you Momma. This game….my life…is for you."
Towns has spoken about the loss in the past, he suffered quite a few losses during the pandemic but has managed to come out of the other side stronger. KAT is building his case for being the best shooting big man and is well on his way to carrying the Minnesota Timberwolves into the playoffs. Everything he accomplishes this season and beyond will be a testament to how his mother has raised him.