Karl-Anthony Towns lost seven members of his family to COVID-19, including his mother Jacqueline Towns, and was recently asked to share his opinion on vaccines for the novel virus.
"I'm obviously a strong believer in the vaccine," Towns told NJ.com. "I've been through so much and it would be kind of contradictory to not be on the pro-vaccine side. But what I will say is that I believe in choice and I like to give people their choice and I have no problem with people having their choice."
Towns added that he has not spoken to Kyrie Irving about his vaccination status.
"I think that's not only a human right, but it's an American right as well.. ... They make their own decisions on their own bodies and their own families. I have no ill will towards that," Towns continued. "The only thing I would say is just don't give me a (expletive) excuse why [you don't get the vaccine]...You don't want to do it, that's your choice."