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Karl-Anthony Towns donating $100K in coronavirus detection effort

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Minnesota Timberwolves big man and two-time NBA All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns is donating $100,000 to beef up the detection efforts of COVID-19.

On Twitter, Towns pledged his support the Mayo Clinic’s efforts to quickly detect the coronavirus. He described the medical practitioners as “heroes” and called for the unity of everyone in this tense situation.

Since the coronavirus spread all over the world, medical experts have been scurrying to find out more about the virus. Apart from tending to the infected patients and sending out recommendations to the general public, those in the medical field are still finding a cure that would hopefully stop the virus.

Last week, the NBA suspended its season indefinitely. Initially, Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the postponement will last at least a month. But recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended a postponement of events of 50 plus people for the next two months.

In light of this recommendation, several NBA executives are looking at the resumption of the season mid-to-late June with no fans. As such, they are scouting for possible arena dates all the way to August.

In the event that the 2019-20 season resumes, it’s unclear yet as to whether the playoffs will kick off or if the league will play out the remaining games of the regular season. But in the past, come mid-June, the NBA Finals would’ve already concluded.

At this point, nothing is etched in stone. The future of the 2019-20 NBA campaign remains hanging in the balance.