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Karl-Anthony Towns honors late mother on her birthday

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 08:37 PM July 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Karl-Anthony Towns paid the ultimate tribute to his late mother Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, who would have celebrated her 60th birthday and 30th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

The Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star wrote an emotional post on his Twitter and Instagram, more than three months since her mother’s death due to COVID-19.

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“Happy 30th anniversary to my parents. More importantly, happy birthday to my reason for being alive. Not a single day goes by without me thinking of you. Your energy is missed not only in the household you built but in this world overall. Love u & miss u more than people know,” he wrote on social media.

Towns’ colleagues in the NBA including his current and present teammates reached out to him and showed their support.

“Real love bro we all miss her!” the Chicago Bulls star Zach Lavine, who played with Towns for two seasons in Minnesota, tweeted in reply.

The 24-year-old Towns has been very active in helping out during the pandemic.

Last March, he donated $100,000 to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for testing for the coronavirus.

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