Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns keeps it real on Gersson Rosas firing, COVID-19
Fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves and even some of their own players were shocked when Gersson Rosas was fired recently. It was a list that included their star, Karl-Anthony Towns.
On Monday at media day, Towns discussed Rosas’ dismissal from the Timberwolves and the ongoing circumstances with Covid-19.
Per Chris Hine of the Star Tribune, Towns talked about Rosas being gone from the Timberwolves right off the bat.
“At the end of the day, I have to continue being a professional. Being transparent, what happened last week, just added to the list. It’s the same thing every single time.” Said he was recently joking it had been a quiet offseason, then boom.
“I’ve been through everything you can think about. Front offices, coaches, players, COVID. That’s just now. … Been a scapegoat for people. My own personal life. Shit hasn’t been easy.”
Towns has been through a ton off the court in the last couple of years after the passing of his mother, Jacqueline, back in April of 2020 due to Covid-19 complications. He later revealed he lost other family members to COVID as well. Still, he shows up for the Timberwolves night in and night out.
Many have been skeptical about getting the vaccine and Towns noted that he was appreciative of two Timberwolves teammates were on the fence but opted to get it with Towns and his family in mind.
Towns, related to a tweet he had recently, said he had no issues with people who decide not to get vaccines as a personal choice, but he has a problem with people offering "bullshit" reasons or excuses for not doing so.
— Chris Hine (@ChristopherHine) September 27, 2021
Here’s to hoping Towns can stay healthy this year and dominate for the Timberwolves like he has so many years in the past. If he does, Minnesota could be a sneaky team to watch in the Western Conference when the playoff crunch begins.