Timberwolves heart Karl Anthony-Cities has joined six of his teammates within the NBA’s health and safety protocols, the team announced on Thursday.
Cities, who beforehand examined constructive for COVID-19 on Jan. 15, tweeted about his current standing forward of the Timberwolves’ sport in opposition to the Jazz on Thursday evening.
“Can’t catch a f—— break,” Cities mentioned.
Cities misplaced seven members of the family together with his mom, Jacqueline Cruz-Cities, to COVID-19 in 2020.
Pina: Karl-Anthony Cities Opens Up About His Season of Grief
Cities opened as much as Sports activities Illustrated’s Michael Pina about how he spent the offseason studying to deal with the loss of life of his mom. He has beforehand shared movies on social media, discussing what he went by means of whereas caring for his mother and how he felt after she handed. He wished to “defend others and maintain others well-informed.”
Cities’s father, Karl Cities Sr., additionally informed him that he wanted to take his time and prioritize his psychological health concerning the grief from shedding his mom and family members to COVID-19.
“That cash s— don’t imply s— to me,” Cities beforehand informed SI. “Time is the actual factor we shedding on daily basis. I simply actually didn’t suppose I might play the sport of basketball the way in which I wish to characterize myself within the NBA. I didn’t wish to characterize myself in a foul means. There’d be quite a lot of instances we’d play a sport. Recreation’s over. And I’m not even in there. I’m doing my very own factor. I’m within the toilet myself, questioning if that is the person that I actually suppose I’m. I had 40. I’m nonetheless not proud of the person I see within the mirror. I’m nonetheless coping with quite a lot of s—.”
In 30 video games this season, Cities is averaging 24.5 factors per sport, 9.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists whereas capturing 51% from the ground and 42.6% from three-point vary.
The Timberwolves (15–16) presently sit in ninth spot within the Western Convention and will face the Jazz on Thursday evening at 9 p.m. ET.
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