By Johnny Askounis / [email protected]
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a heartfelt moment with Karl-Anthony Towns previous to Tuesday’s sport between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Minnesota Timberwolves at Fiserv Discussion board. City’s mom passing away in April reminded him of how onerous it’s to play basketball after such a loss. The Greek Freak himself went by means of his father’s demise a number of years in the past.
“I type of was in his spot 4 years in the past when my dad handed away,” mentioned Antetokounmpo, “I had the chance to speak with him a few months in the past, however I haven’t seen him in a very long time. So, I needed to go as much as him and converse with him, inform him a number of phrases, to symbolize his mother in one of the best ways, and inform him I’m sorry about his loss. However I type of understand how a lot he hurts. I understand how onerous it’s to lose any person that you just love and then you definately gotta go and nonetheless do your job. It’s extraordinarily onerous.”
Jacqueline Cruz-Towns handed away resulting from issues of COVID-19 in April. By December, the Timberwolves’ star mentioned he had misplaced six extra members of the family to the virus. Antetokounmpo’s father, Charles, handed away immediately in September 2017.
“Giannis is a good friend of mine I wish to say,” famous Towns, “And I respect him. I don’t assume he will get sufficient publicly how a lot of a person he’s however I’ll say it for him, regardless that I do know he received’t – I respect him and the best way he’s reached out to me throughout my time. We actually constructed a friendship there. So I’m actually appreciative of him and the quantity of care he’s put into me and my household.”
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