KAT is back in the state of Kentucky. Karl-Anthony Towns and fellow former Cat Jarred Vanderbilt are in Louisville today to help their Timberwolves teammate D’Angelo Russell wrap up his youth basketball camp at Mid-America Gym. Russell, a Louisville native, has been hosting “Camp DLo” since Tuesday morning.
— Kent Spencer (@WHAS11Kent) July 16, 2021
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Earlier this week, Ebony magazine released its cover story on KAT and how he’s using his platform to promote social justice and women’s empowerment. In the article, he opens about about the loss of his mother, Jacqueline Cruz Towns, who died due to complications from COVID-19 in April 2020.
“My mother is the one who gave me the strength, the morals, and the values that I need to deal with this pain and to shoulder the pain of my sisters, my father, and the rest of my family,” Towns says. “[She taught me how] to navigate the scene and keep everyone in a good headspace. She also taught me to try to make the world better. That goal that I have in my heart and in my mind—that kind of mindset—I wasn’t allowing that to change when her physical self left this planet. It’s been something that’s been instilled in my soul and that will never go away.”
We love ya, KAT. Here’s a look at the cover and photoshoot: