Karl-Anthony Cities is revealing that he contracted COVID-19.

By way of his social media, the Minnesota Timberwolves star mentioned he obtained the optimistic check previous to Friday night’s (January 15) sport towards the Memphis Grizzlies, which has now been postponed.

“I pray each day that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I urge everybody to proceed to take it critically by taking the entire crucial precautions,” Cities wrote in his IG put up. “We can’t cease the unfold of this virus alone, it should be a bunch effort by all of us.”

Cities says he’ll instantly isolate and comply with COVID protocols.

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Final yr, the NBA star misplaced his mom to issues from Covid-19, in addition to his uncle and 5 different members of his household. His father contracted the virus, too, however recovered.

“It breaks my coronary heart that my household, and significantly my father and sister proceed to undergo from the nervousness that comes together with this analysis as we all know all too nicely what the top end result may very well be,” Cities mentioned. “To my niece and nephew, Jolani and Max, I promise you I can’t find yourself in a field subsequent to grandma and I’ll beat this.”

Due to ongoing contact tracing throughout the staff, the Timberwolves would not have the league-required eight obtainable gamers to proceed towards the Grizzlies.

Twelve video games have been postponed since Sunday, and 13 whole have been postponed for the reason that season began on December 22.